A Wintery Spring Day

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

It was a chilly start to this spring day with temperatures struggling to reach 8 degrees, and less than 1 degree on arrival at work…. I daren’t think what the northerly wind chill was! The volunteers that braved this weather trimmed back net rides ….

....using various techniques!

Continued with the dead hedge…

…. before the weather pushed us all in for lunch.

The hail gave a wintery feel from the cosiness of the Field Centre.

Amazingly, in the afternoon glimpses of sun, I spotted a Green Veined White butterfly. The so-called green veins on the underside of the adults are, in fact, an illusion created by a subtle combination of yellow and black scales. This is one of the most widespread species found in the British Isles and can be found almost everywhere except certain areas in the Scottish Highlands and Shetland. It has a wide variety of food plants from hedge mustard to garlic mustard. 

….and the first Bluebells still gave us that warm glow of Spring.

 Thank you to all the volunteers who made it in to help today.


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