13th May


Original Hedgerow.

6 x Green-veined White, 1 x Speckled Wood.

Sunny and hot all day.

The Hard Shield Fern  - Polystichum aculeatum - is now full-sized and the sori are beginning to form.


Soft Shield Fern hasn't been spotted, yet.

I noticed this Click Beetle hanging under a leaf of the Cow Parsley. About 12 mm long.

Horse Chestnut - Aesculus hippeastrum - is in full flower at the moment. The sweet scent is noticeable from some distance away.



The Orange Tip egg  from Monday has now turned orange. The larva will soon be inside the flower to the centre of the picture.

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