last I saw my first butterfly of the year:
a Red Admiral
around the bridge over the A27
to Mill Hill. In the north-west Hawthorn
scrub area of Mill Hill Nature Reserve, a
bright yellow Brimstone
over from the lower slopes. An hour later in the middle of a day of weak
sunshine, a Peacock
over Frampton's Field in Old Shoreham from the shelter of the Ivy bushes
on the west border of the Pixie Path.
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more clumps of Common Frog spawn
appeared in my front garden in Corbyn Crescent; joining the first clump
spawn laid on 3 March 2010.
performed an amazing feat of removing a large quantity of moss from the
gutter above the Hair & Nail Lounge
in the northern part of East Street, in Shoreham town centre, adjacent
(east of) St. Mary de Haura churchyard. The debris
was deposited on the pavement outside the shop. The handiwork (although
using its beak) took six minutes (timed) as it proceeded from the south
end of the gutter above the shop to the extreme northern end.
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appeared in flower in three large patches
on the Downs-Coastal Link Cyclepath. It
must have been flowering for a few days. A solitary Germander
Speedwell (pic) flower
was seen on the now dry path, with a few Daffodils.
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saw a female Brimstone Butterfly
in the garden where I work near Shoreham today. I had to run round after
it until it settled briefly on an Iris
reticulata long enough for me to be sure
it wasn't an early Cabbage White.
expanse of the yellow Lesser Celandine
was spotted in flower in the Adur Civic
Centre grounds adjacent to (east of) the Duke of Wellington Public House
the lower slopes of Mill Hill the conservation
workers had removed a considerable amount of the invasive Privet
a large amount of encroaching Hawthorn
as well. Large areas of moss were now noticeable.
first signs of spring sunshine and hundreds of Sweet
sparsely scattered over the lower slopes of Mill Hill. At the bottom of
the steps in the north-west corner of Mill Hill, several clumps of Germander
Speedwell were noted growing out from
first bumblebee of the year, a Queen Buff-tailed
Bombus terrestris, flew
out of the vegetation in a cleared space of the Hawthorn scrub in the north-west
part of Mill Hill Nature Reserve. A male Pheasant
strutted under the copse at the top of
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froze over the Common Frog spawn
in my garden pond overnight as the air temperature fell to a low of minus
at 7:00 am.