Saw the first bumblebee yesterday
And must add that she got me to look up and there were three greater spotted woodpeckers (for info click here) flying about making a fuss. See one on the bird feeder during the winter.
Also the frogs have been filling up the pond and at nights now - except the frosty ones there are some dozen toads to walk around on my before bed stroll. A female got into my room, it is suggested that she was attempting a short cut through the house to the pond, avoiding the boys.