The West side of Lancing Hill can be a good place to see animals, plants and insects. Today an unexpected treat was three or four individual Dotted Bee Flies Bombylius discolor using their long feeding tubes to take nectar on a large patch of Ground Ivy Glechoma hederacea.
Many small patches of flowering Violets were seen.
A Peacock butterfly briefly settled on the ground in a warm sunny spot.
A few yards away a clump of Blackthorn was showing in full flower