Spring has arrived here in the last few weeks (didn’t look like it would for a while back there!) but now that the mercury has risen, loads of migrating birds have flooded back into their summer habitats, which are themselves springing up and sending out new growth. You may well have noticed this already as those annoying weeds and spiky plants like thistles and nettles have started to overtake everything else. But spare a thought for migrating butterflies – some of them such as the small tortoiseshell, red admiral and peacock only use specific plants like these to lay their eggs on after a strenuous journey across Europe! Think twice before pulling them out, cutting them down or spraying weed killer at them – do they really need to be removed? Can a corner be left a bit wild for wildlife?