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What you might see in March and April

Cowslips Cowslips in flower. Easy to see in the meadows from late March through to April.

If you visit the reserve in early March, you may be lucky enough to see the occasional butterfly, but best to visit on a sunny day later in the month, or in April.

You can watch a slideshow of the butterflies and moths you might see during March and April.

Below: Brimstone butterfly, Holly Blue butterfly, Peacock butterfly, and Orange-tip butterfly. Click for larger image.

Brimstone butterfly Holly Blue butterfly Peacock butterfly Orange-tip butterfly



Early spring flowers will be starting to show, such as Blackthorn, Common Dog-violet, Lesser Celandine and Dog's Mercury. (Shown in order below; click for a larger picture.)

Blackthorn Common Dog-violets Lesser Celandine Dog's Mercury


Photo credits: Cowslips, Brimstone, Holly Blue, Orange-tip copyright Wendy Wilson.
Peacock, Blackthorn, Common Dog-violet, Lesser Celandine and Dog's Mercury
copyright Tony Gillie.

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