Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

A Splash of Colour

We had two days of bright and sunny weather at the weekend. Great to get out and about.

The spring woodland flowers are well underway and we found the first bluebell starting to open. Mum gets quite excited when this happens!

first-bluebell

We also found quite a few lesser cellendine shining in the sun and wood anemones.

lesser-celandine

wood-anemone

In certain places there’s an abundance of wild garlic in leaf at the moment. It makes a really great smell when you brush past it. The flowers will take a bit longer.

wild-garlic-leaf

And of course there’s the old favourites – the primrose and the daffodil.

primrose

daffodil The butterflies were out and about too. On our empty veggie patch they like to sun themselves on the warm soil and stones. We saw a comma and a peacock.

Comma butterfly

peacock

Author: Jackson Hellewell

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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