Spring gold applies to birds and butterflies, too

Lesser Celandine

Spring flowers may be predominantly yellow, from primroses and cowslips to the dandelions and groundsel, the bane of the gardener’s life, but the warm sunshine also brings out the birds and butterflies and they can be golden, too. The Brimstone butterfly is one of the earlier butterflies to be seen in the UK, and their buttery yellow wings with pale green undersides are easily spotted even in low light.

The hedgerows in April are beginning to fill with birds nesting and if yellow hammers are in your local pool of bird life the flash of yellow on their wings as the swoop across the road and from hedgerow to hedgerow is another bright spot in the spring scene.

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