Today has been just beautiful: warm, calm and sunny. As I walk the lanes I see new flowers appearing daily, though the insects seem to be sparse so far this year. With all the mild winters we have had, I have become used to seeing imsects all year round nearly, so to have gone for several months seeing little has been very strange. I have seen quite a few queen Bumblebees this past few days, which came as a relief as I had started to worry that they had been very badly hit by the weather. Last year I saw Bumblebees on Mahonia on New Years Day.
I did spot an insect new to me today: the Common or Green Tiger Beetle. I spotted him dashing through some grass and only just managed to get a fleeting shot of him. Not a great photo but good enough for identification purposes. Isn't he a handsome chap?
Well I am off to bed after a long and tiring day. Hope your day was as enjoyable as mine. :-)