A great walk in warm sunshine. I was able to walk across Hodge Beck which is totally dry at the moment. Some Wild Daffodils were flowering by the river bed along with Wood Anenomes and Primroses. I also found one of my favourite insects, a Bee Fly, an insect to really enjoy at this time of year. They are a little like small bumble bees who hover around spring flowers using a long proboscis to take nectar. In gardens they love Aubretia flowers and I have often seen them on Cillas and Primroses. They also love to bask in the sun. This one was basking on the dry river bed. I must return to see this river after heavy rain. It has a large catchment area of hills including Rudland Rigg and Bransdale Moor. March here like most of the country has been exceptionally dry.