At various points along the track Dark-edged Bee-flies, Bombylius major, were seen visiting flowers, particularly clumps of Primroses, Primula vulgaris. Often plants in the vicinity of houses are of doubtful provenance but there was little doubt that this was the genuine wild plant.
|Primroses flower in a hedgerow near Badby Wood. 7 April, 2017|
Bombylius major showing its very long proboscis. Taken from primroses
near Badby Woods. 7 April, 2017
Once regarded as a species of Dead-nettle (as Lamium galeobdolon) Yellow
Archangel was abundant as I began my walk. 7 April, 2017
|Celandines grew in patches throughout.|