Parts of Britain have been basking in glorious sunshine this week. See our round-up of the best pictures of spring arriving across the UK...
While, historically, springtime doesn’t officially begin until the 20th March, after the winter months, it’s reassuring to see, hear and feel the first telltale signs of spring arriving throughout February.
With longer, lighter days, more sunshine, plenty of flowers in bloom and an array of baby animals too coo at, we’re certainly pleased that spring is just around the corner.
This week, there was a peek of sunshine across parts of Britain and we feel just as excited as this mischievous Yorkshire terrier, relishing the springtime blooms and playing in the snowdrops. Here, we have compiled some pictures of the first signs of spring from across the UK. So, even if you haven’t seen the sun in your part of the world this week, we’re bringing the first signs of spring to you. Rest assured, it’s on its way!
From darling ducklings to busy bees, flick through to see the first signs of spring 2015 from across the UK…
A female mallard duck leads her newly hatched ducklings downstream in the Cotswolds.
The British woodland is covered in flowering snowdrops this time of year.
Lambing season is underway. The warmer temperatures of springtime, when there is plenty of fresh green grass, is exactly what these little lambs need for healthy growth.
Catkins hanging from hazel and alder tree branches are widely known to signify the beginning of spring.
Honey bees have been out collecting honey in the sunny South of England.
Look out for blackbirds building themselves a new nest from twigs and leaves ready to lay their eggs at the beginning of March.