Spring is dragging along this year because we've had cool weather longer than usual. That's a good thing!
But is has also meant some insects are behind their usual schedule.
The cuckoo bee can be an indicator. I watch the desert marigolds for them every year. This is a photograph of the first one I've spotted this year and it is April 15, 2020. In past years, we've seen them in February and March.
Taking photographs can be a way of keeping records of when certain events occur.
Do you have any insects that you look for year after year?