If you go down to the woods today – April

If you go down to the woods today expect April showers and flowers.

The brown carpet of winter has been completely replaced by vivid green, speckled with primroses and wood anemones.

The first blossom of Spring has arrived quickly followed by the first butterflies and bees, trying their hardest to dodge the raindrops.

Wood anemone

Wood anemone

primroseBlossomDogs mercuryElder

Peacock butterfly

Peacock butterfly

Comma butterfly

Comma butterfly

Small tortoiseshell

Small tortoiseshell

Clearing in the wood

 

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. I am a keen amateur photographer using a Canon SX60 HS. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
This entry was posted in Butterfly, insects, Local patch, nature, outdoors, Oxfordshire, photography, Uncategorized, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Wildlife photography, Woodland and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to If you go down to the woods today – April

  1. lovely set of pictures Alex. I cant wait for a sunny day to get to the woods to take some pictures of the bluebells and other woodland flowers. We haven’t seen the sun in Cambridgeshire for nearly a week now. 😦 So it looks unlikely this weekend. x

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful photos. I saw these butterflies in my garden last Friday when the weather was dry and warm!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s