Be that as it may, there was a chilly wind blowing earlier today and I wimpishly decided only to venture as far as our local pocket park. Butterflies were on the wing including Speckled Wood, Pararge aegeria, with one specimen graciously posing whilst I took a picture.
This is a widespread butterfly with the larval food-plants being common grasses such as Cock's Foot, Yorkshire Fog, and so on. It can have up to three broods per year, so in favourable conditions it can multiply quickly.
This Speckled Wood was one of many insects basking in the sun.
Stefen Hill Pocket Park, Daventry. 11 April, 2019
This Noon Fly was taking advantage of the Park's notice board.
11 April, 2019