Have you noticed how there seems to be some new mini-beasts flying around that you haven’t seen before?

These are spring bugs which are hatching from their larvae found in the soil and they are around for just a short time to mate, lay eggs and then die.
So you only have a short time to see these animals.

My challenge for you is to go on a spring bug hunt.

Watch my You tube video on the St Mark’s fly.

Then have a look in your garden and see if you can spot one. If you do, then as they are so slow you can try and draw one as they sit still.

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St Mark’s Fly – Male