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Friday, 11 March 2011

Spring is just around the corner

It's not long until spring is here, and I went out into the park on Monday, taking lots of photo's of the flowers.  But I also spotted my first Butterfly of 2011, a Red Admiral.  I would think that it has been hibernating and has come out to explore. They are mainly summer migrants to the UK and are commonest in July - August.

Red Admiral

Purple crocuses

Golden Yellow Crocuses

White Crocuses

Purple Crocuses

3 comments:

Astrid's dragon said...

Gotta love those colours of spring, great pictures!

Lee said...

Greetings from way down south
Love your photos of spring flowers I have purple crocus flowering but they are the Autumn ones.
Your butterfly I wonder if it is a Yellow Admiral

Mary Joan said...

Thanks for your comments Lee. The Yellow Admiral is a little bit different. I have "Googled" about them and found some links about the Yellow Admiral http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_admiral
and about the Red Admiral
http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=atalanta

I hope this helps. They are very similar.