Sunday however was the real deal, with the temperature peaking at 18° C. I couldn't wait to get out there !
It took exactly 5 minutes to see the first butterfly, a Comma, which I nearly tripped over. It settled down at a sensible distance.
By the end of the day, I had added Small Tortoiseshell and seen 3 Peacock's, this one was the most obliging.
I'm doing well with Ladybirds, today 2 Pine Ladybirds were seen, only the second time I have seen this species. 7 Spots were abundant.
And on a little patch of Coltsfoot, a Marmalade Hoverfly..double tick !
A great session in the sun was rounded off by this Drinker Moth Caterpillar
Elsewhere I saw a nice male Brimstone on the wing. 4 butterflies seen on March 9th !
What a great day
Patch Species Total 157