Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Seeing the Changes 341

A frosty night, followed by a sunny day. In Bynea, spotted Grounsel (Senecio vulgaris) in flower as well as the first butterfly of the year. The latter turned out to be a Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), no doubt awoken prematurely from hibernation.

2 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

I have not seen a butterfly in January. I recall one snowy year when I saw my first in mid Feb.

Paul Brain said...

Things are even earlier in Kent- see latest post.

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