Friday, June 15, 2007

A few days ahead

First flowers out on smooth hawksbeard, Crepis capillaris and the first meadow brown butterfly flopping sideways across Emthree (though they have been on the wing locally for a couple of weeks).

In past years the hawksbeard came out on 17 June 2004, 23 June 2005 and 15 June 2006 and meadow browns crossed Emthree on 20 June 2004, 21 June 2005 and 24 June 2006, so things seem to be just a day or two ahead, though I would not have thought this was particularly significant. Elsewhere locally the Crepis has been very obviously in flower for many days.

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