First sightings of Butterwort and Sundew this year

When out hiking in the Wicklow mountains yesterday we had our first glimpse in 2015 of the two most common insectiverous plants in Ireland, Butterwort and Round-leaved Sundew.

Their bright colours stood out against the still brown foliage like little jewels, a welcome sight on a dull day and a real sign of the return of warmer weather.





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