We have returned from our Easter travels, and spent this afternoon closer to home at Flatford Mill. It was a rather grey scene, and judging by the size of the puddles, we arrived at a timely moment after a heavy downpour.
The lack of sunshine meant that there were few insects on the wing and no sign of newts in the pond. However, I kept a sharp eye open as we made our way along the towpath, and David took the photo above of what I believe are Green Dock Leaf Beetle (Gastrophysa viridula) eggs.
It was a joy to find Iris ...
... and Prunus in flower in the RSPB Wildlife Garden. I hope there will be butterflies on the wing when we go next time.
|Iconic Flatford Mill|