Sunday, April 13, 2014

Oak first

“If the oak comes out before the ash there’ll be a splash.”  Well, we’ll see but the oak is decidedly in advance of the ash in TSM and seemingly elsewhere in our local countryside.

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The tall birch has already flowered and is shedding its catkins on the ground.

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Insect life is still sparse but today I saw a common carder bee on 2014-04-12 16.44.03the bugle flowers and not far away this little moth Réaumur’s longhorn (Adela reaumurella) was resting on a leaf of the same plant.