Spring is pretty well coiled and ready to be sprung. Bumble bees have already been seen wallowing under our pruned vines obtaining early feed from the ground flora and this morning I came across this fine specimen on the Trail.
This is a newly emerged Comma Butterfly – a pristine specimen. This butterfly, with its very distinctive wing shape gets its name from the small white comma shape on its underside. You can just make it out on my image to the left of the hind leg.
If you’re on our Trail over the next week or so, keep your eyes and ears open as Rathfinny’s wildlife slowly awakens.