There was winter, then spring, briefly, and now it's like summer. There are four seasons but spring just seems to be short. One sign of the sudden warm weather is the number of butterflies on the wing and also the hoards of lizards suddenly about. In Budapest Wall Lizards are common, in limestone areas nationwide Green Lizard is not at all rare and Sand Lizards are common throughout the lowlands. Phil Briggs took this shot of a well camouflaged Viviparous Lizard, which is a bit more localised, in Hungary last week.