Blink and you can miss it. I find that spring is so easily missed, you tend to wait for spring to happen and then realise that it has and summer is fast approaching. March is when it all kicks off big time, and today was no exception, what a beautiful warm and sunny day.
I visited an area close to home and happily spent a couple of hours in the company of many butterflies, I must have had at least 12 brimstones flying up and down the hedgerows along with peacocks and commas. Buzzards were displaying overhead and lizards scurrying about in the leaf litter and basking in the warmth along with a single male adder.
Backlit cultivated dafodils but the sign of early spring.
This peacock was one of many warming itself after overwintering in the area.
Common lizard catching a few rays.
Common Buzzard, one of 4 in the skies, displaying.
Lesser Celandine, only a few in flower along with violets.
Primroses, just make you feel good.
Only when I had to leave did events take a turn for the worst as folks arrived intent on riding their motorbikes and quad bikes around the same area that all this wonderful wildlife lives in. Such a shame, I doubt they even cared.