It was astronomical spring, the vernal equinox, on 20th March 2018. For a brief period it did start to seem spring-like once the Beast from the East had left us, although being the UK obviously it rained.
The cherry plum buds blossomed.
One of the local crows decided they were a tasty snack.
The daffodils bounced back.
The primroses have mostly been eaten, I think by slugs, but I managed to snap one.
The sunshine and the mahonia blossoms brought out the bees. There was a large buff-tailed queen bumblebee but she was too busy to pose for photos. The male hairy footed flower bee was more accommodating. Check out those hairy feet!
I was very happy to see that he was joined by a female. She has black hairs and doesn’t have the fancy moustache. She also moves too fast for my camera!
There was also a…
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