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


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
and about the Red Admiral

I hope this helps. They are very similar.