Caroline Gill's Wildlife Record:
Suffolk Horizons (and the World beyond her Window)
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Butterflies and Moths (14): Spring is on the Wing!
I spotted my first Small Tortoiseshell of the year in our garden on some white heather today. Sadly my photo (taken through glass) was too fuzzy to post ... so here's one I 'took earlier' (in 2010). I have just noticed a pair cavorting through the air as well. I saw my first Small Tortoiseshell on the same clump of heather, one Valentine's Day in the snow - so these butterflies today are running a month behind!
Update: 18.30 ~ we have just spotted our first bat of the season. A sign of things to come.