A few weeks back, I suggested you listen (and look out) for birds starting to sing. My tip for this weekend is to look out for other signs of spring. With snowdrops poking their heads up and daffodil leaves breaking free of the soil, there's no doubt that spring is very nearly here. Hooray!
If the sun makes an appearance this weekend, you might be surprised to see some insects out and about.
This week I've seen quite a few honeybees, some hoverflies and a big, fuzzy bumblebee making a, er... beeline for early-flowering plants. Berberis seems to be a good one (and the brightly-coloured leaves look beautiful).
I've also heard of some butterflies being seen - brimstones and red admirals. These will be insects which hatched out last year, survived winter (so far!), and have now been tempted out by the mild temperatures... As for how a fragile butterfly finds somewhere safe to hibernate, here's some fascinating reading. These are tough creatures!
What have you seen lately?
Seen bees and lots of little flies- but the main difference is the birds. They are singing their little hearts out & seem to be having a lot of fun!
I have some daffodils that are budding, but could certainly do with a bit of sunshine!
Great Tits are singing away, and I'v heard a song thrush. No insects as yet, but this is Yorkshire!
Daffodils been open for a week here in Angmering and I saw a robin collecting nesting material in my garden.
ive heard birds singing early for over two weeks in morning.blackbirds scrapping for territory. and some flying insects near work.snowdrops out in neighbours garden and daffs starting to bloom, wonderfull spring !!!!
It's lovely to read about all these signs of spring. The next few months are going to be fun!
I have seen daffodils trying to come out, and crocus's as well
The starling's are changing their feathers to the "spring coat", and fighting as usual. I had a little robin & sparrow also today.