Sun, sun, sun

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Special, sun-soaked spring

ameliorates lock down

the best on record

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by Scooj

 

* I believe that with tomorrow’s forecast for sun, that this spring (March, April and May) will have broken all records for sunlight-hours. Thank heavens. How much more difficult the last period might have been with cold, wet weather.

Emerald bomber

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An approaching drone

zig-zag crashing on the hedge

cheer the rose chafer

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by Scooj

 

Rose chafers are the most beautiful beetles, and one of the larger ones found in the UK. They seem to be more prevalent than they were in my childhood and provide an exotic touch to our gardens during May and June. They are closely related to cockchafers colloquially known as May bugs, but are rather more attractive. Loud and clumsy, these beetles have a charm all of their own (although the grubs are monstrously destructive).