Friday, May 24th 2013

The weather has certainly felt unseasonal at times today with short, sharp hailstorms passing over.  Despite this signs of spring can be found across the reserve; all of the newly planted fruit trees are now in leaf and several are flowering.

The sun was very welcome inbetween the showers - invertebrates were quick to make the most of these warm spells and were seen visiting the many flowers that are now in bloom such as this Water Avens.

Bumblebee on Water Avens

Butterflies have also been seen in numbers over the past few days - a sure sign, that while not quite here yet, Spring is on its way!

Orange Tip Butterfly

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