This post has been edited by Halo: 13 March 2012 - 15:38
Nature's Calendar: Spring 2012
Posted 13 March 2012 - 15:36
Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:08
Also just a few small patches of hawthorn in leaf though the large majority still only in bud, and just a few white flowers open on what I think was blackthorn.
This post has been edited by Big Dave's Gusset: 14 March 2012 - 11:10
Posted 14 March 2012 - 15:20
Seen lots of queen wasps this year, even more than last year, and last year was for me, over waspipherous. Had two in the shed yesterday.
Still seen no ladybirds this year, despite many people reporting almost plague type numbers. Even my next door neighbour said yesterday, that she has had dozens in her house.
Too many bloody pigeons around for my liking.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:27
This post has been edited by Paul Corfield: 15 March 2012 - 12:27
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:38
Identifying trees before leafburst can be really tricky unless you know what they are from previous knowledge, but willow (white, grey, crack or osier I can't tell) and birch seem to have the most advanced budding round our way. Nothing but weeping willow actual opening leaf buds yet.
However, the mystery non-native trees with odd large fruit that the council planted along our residential roads are starting to sprout leaves and have quite a lot of white blossom on them too.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 18:29
Oystercatchers have moved up the glens and are claiming territories - Curlew also. Golden Plover heard near the summit of Carn a' Chlamain at 900m.
It is a bit early for that!
A couple of pictures from today - one of the earliest flowering plants, and also the most northerly growing plant in the world. Here seen in Glen Tilt.
This post has been edited by Tim Prosser: 15 March 2012 - 18:30
Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:25
Heard chiff chaffs singing in two different places this morning.
Also saw quite a few Cuckoo flower / Lady's smock by the riverbank and Lesser periwinkle on a sunny slope in flower which seems quite early. Also some speedwell.
This post has been edited by Big Dave's Gusset: 21 March 2012 - 11:26
Posted 21 March 2012 - 18:07
So I found this rather useful quote
So I guess it was a pupa that overwintered possibly in my car! I just hope there is enough food sources out there for it.