Back on the 5th Feb it looked like this.
Then 20 days later, so we are still in February, we have a beautiful almost windless, blue sky day with temperatures in excess of 10°C. It was so lovely in my back garden that I got the garden furniture out and enjoyed a cuppa in the sunshine. If only I felt better from this bloomin flu/cold thing that I cannot seem to shake off. Still a quick look around the garden produced a few surprises. At least 20, 7 spot ladybirds had emerged and spring was definitely in the air as I found a pair coupled.
A couple of hoverfly species were also around in numbers, not just singles.