On to work, and after a few hours at my desk I was released into the sunshine and immediately came across my first snakefly of the year. These are bizarre looking insects related to lacewings, but with long snake-like necks and a wasp like ovipositor. There are four UK species, I'll do some research and see if I can figure out which one this is.
|Snakefly - I think the funny wings are because it has recently emerged|
|Corizus hyoscyami, too pretty not to photograph|
There was still time for a final tick in the gardens as I wandered over to a corded off area where the lovely Meadow Saxifrage grows, somehow I'd never got round to going and looking at it before despite it being all of 100m from my office!