Today the spring sun was shining and we had our first, rather optimistic BBQ. I saw brimstone and peacock butterflies and two bumblebees, the first that I have seen here in the West this spring. A tired tree bumblebee, I think, that in-spite of medical care (sugar) died in our porch. Also a large queen early bumblebee (ID checkAds?) moving from promising looking nest hole to hole along the bank at the back of our house.