Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Seasonal 'Firsts' ~ Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Who knows whether winter will make a comeback, but the garden has a distinctive air of spring about it and it is always exciting to spot a 'seasonal first'.
Yesterday I noticed a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly going for a spin and this morning there was a large Bumblebee heading for our miniature Iris.
Bee and butterfly were too quick for my camera, but here is an old photo to brighten up the post. 2013 was a good year for the Small Tortoiseshell, so let's hope that 2014 may be just as successful.
My bird list has taken a huge knock during my extended bout of bronchitis, but I keep taking the pills and have some serious catching up to do!