|The solitary bee Andrena cineraria|
Bilberry (locally called Mulberry) has flowered:
|Unopened Bilberry flowers|
The local Willows are all in full leaf now, so it's time for the various Willow Leaf Beetles (Chrysomelids) to appear. This is Lochmaea caprea, which I happened to spot as it sunbathed on my recycling bin (which happens to be right under a Willow):
|Willow Leaf Beetle - Lochmaea caprea|
The Willow leaves will soon be showing the attentions of the beetle larvae as they eat off the top surface of the leaves.
I also spotted a few Bibio sp. (St. Marks Flies), which usually emerge around St. Mark's day (April 25th), so we're still running slightly ahead of schedule this year despite the last two cold weeks.