The first of the Spring butterflies?
It has felt a bit more Spring like the last few days and the weather looks promising for the coming week. The featured image is a picture of a fresh looking Tortoiseshell spotted today on the wood edge near Middleton Woods. We hope this is the start of many sightings for 2016!
I’m reliably informed that despite its fresh appearance this would have been an overwintering butterfly tempted out by the sunny weather. Since then we have had a Comma in the garden today and other records have been coming in. My brother saw a Brimstone in Shropshire. Long may it continue.