I was hoping to bring you a lovely collection of insect shots today, as the temperature was noticeably warmer today. But apart from a brief sunny interval when I was sat in the library gardens and suddenly the insects appeared in numbers, including my first tree bumblebee of the spring, insects weren't around in large numbers.
A few queen buff bumbles and hairy footed flower bees were about, but none wanted to settle again, and there were no butterflies to be seen.
What I was able to have was a lovely two hour urban walk, listening to Radio 6 as I love, and photographing the various new species of wildflower that have emerged in the past week; forget me nots are now starting to appear and I was happy to see an early cowslip too.
Of course I ended up taking loads of pictures. Why not?
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