The sun was in a genial mood and there was little wind; people were enjoying the conditions in what I judged to be average temperatures for mid April. Insects were abundant, especially bees, but as they are not a group in which I can claim any expertise I spent little time pursuing - or perusing - them. Butterflies were on the wing too, with Common Blue, Polyommatus icarus, Orange -tip, Anthocaris cardamines, and Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria all present, but only the last-named paused for long enough for a photograph.
Several Speckled Wood butterflies were present. Towcester Road Cemetery,
Northampton. 19 April, 2017