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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Bees and butterflies
« on: April 11, 2023, 11:45:52 am »
Beautiful day on Sunday, first bees and butterflies about, the small tortoiseshell which overwintered in a jamjar in the barn (caught in late autumn in the house) has survived and was released,

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Bees and butterflies
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2023, 01:28:15 pm »
We have a selection of different willows, some very tall, and the ones with pussies out now are abuzz with Bumbles. Other popular plants are Mirabelles which flower at the same time as Blackthorn (love the former, hate the latter!), Pulmonaria and of course the spring bulbs which are still in full blossom mode here in South Scotland. I've seen a couple of butterflies but I hope most stay in cover for tonight which is forecast to be windy and sleety (Ewes, keep your legs together please  :fc: )
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  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Bees and butterflies
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2023, 05:01:53 pm »
Been seeing and hearing bumbles for about a week and saw the first butterfly today. No idea what it was but it was fast moving  :o
Been gloriously sunny today but with a cool breeze. Heavy rain forecast for tonight.

 

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