Like the comma and tortoiseshell in the past two days posts, this peacock was making the most of the sun on April 13th.
At least a dozen different individuals, including examples from all three species, were on a single five-yard stretch of embankment by the towpath of the Staffs and Worcs canal at the back of Aldersley stadium.
The flower is tiny – just a couple of millimetres across. To the right of the flower there is an even smaller insect or spider (click on the picture to go to Flickr to see this more clearly on a larger version).
Scarlet is not really an accurate description of the shade of red of this woodland fungus. But the colour is so vivid that I thought it was a discarded chocolate bar wrapper until I looked at it more carefully.