08 March 2010

Another early Butterfly

It wasn't before late summer, that I saw a Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae last year, so this one in the garden today was a bit of a treat.Other insects have been visiting our early flowering plants during the recent warm days. This Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris queen one of two present on 2nd March

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

That alos looks like Erica carnea, a very good nectar species for early insects.