In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Spring
Im keeping myself out of this video and letting Spring speak for herself through these images. The first sign that spring is on its way is the arrival of hundreds, if not thousands, of storks. These are soon followed by flocks of eagles, circling on the wing; rising on the updrafts created by the warm spring sun. Then the flowers begin to bloom and start making pollen and nectar which attracts a myriad of insects. Bees, too, are attracted by the bright-coloured flowers and the promise of the rich nectar that they hold. And even flies like this one, specially designed to suck up the nectar from deep within the flower. And the busy bees flit from flower to flower, overladen with pollen attached to their legs – a promise of a rich crop of honey to come. And butterflies, too, like this beautiful Red Admiral, suck the nectar up from the flowers with their prehensile tongues – their proboscises. until an intruding bee forces it from its flower. Yes, spring has arrived in Andalucía.
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