What was evident is that this neck of the woods appears to be further advanced in the season than what I found yesterday,especially along the roadside verges where the spring flowers are nothing short of a picture so I'm sure you will forgive me for sharing some with you.
I think this may be BOMBUS pratorum, the Early bumblebee
Of course everyone knows this one and I'm sure many pay good money to get rid of them but just in case you dont realise how important they are to the spring butterflies then here is a reminder
The proof of the pudding is there for all to see so put away that weed killer for now and enjoy the butterflies instead
The next is on everyone's favourite list this time of the year.The good old Primrose will have another job to do when the Duke of Burgundy finally emerge and that's to feed the offspring
Not enough time to find out this one yet but what a lovely colour when seen in a mass.
There I told you so-just click the photos for a larger view
Looks like the Lesser Calendine to me which is another of the flowers of the wood that gives wonderful ground cover
Finally its another of the woodland species namely the Wood Anemone although I did see Cowslips and a single Honesty plant in bloom
On my way home I also saw my first male Orange-tip in Milford Surrey at SU945427