On day 319 of 365 Days Wild there were lots of bees on the dandelions that grow on the grass verges beside the lanes.
Despite their poor reputation, dandelions are a great source of food for our early pollinators. This was demonstrated quite clearly by the number of bees that I spotted on them as I walked along the lanes.
I also spotted a number of flies while I was out and about. Now that the weather is warming up there seem to be a lot of these emerging.
There was also a ground beetle that I managed to catch a glimpse of hiding in the grass. Unfortunately these were the best pictures I managed to get of it. It soon scurried off to hide beneath some dandelion leaves. I think it might be Harpalus affinis, but I can’t be certain without a closer look.
What have you spotted while out and about recently? Let me know in the comments below.