|A cute Zebra jumping spider|
Onto the heath, and although the magic sallow is yet to put out its catkins, the Andrena clarkella colony was starting to get going, with 10 or so males alternately sun-bathing and searching for females. To my surprise, one female had made an early appearance (they usually emerge a bit later than the males) and was promptly jumped on by two males, eager to secure their genetic passage into the next generation.
|Male Andrena clarkella|
|Tapered Drone-fly, Eristalis pertinax|