Epping Forest - Octumnal Beauty

by Christian Moss October. 31, 2012 13771 views

A beautiful stag (Fallow Deer)

Britains smallest deer - The Muntjac

Shaggy Inkcap or Lawyer's Wig

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Black-headed gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Not really a black-headed bird, for much of the year it has a white head.

Parasol Mushroom - Macrolepiota Procera
Often found on the ground in pasture or open woodland. Sometimes found in groups or rings.

The Robin - Erithacus rubecula

Black-headed gull
It is most definitely not a ‘seagull’ and is found commonly almost anywhere inland

A wet spider

Pink bonnet (Mycena pura)

Canada goose - Branta canadensis
An introduced species from N America.

Common Puffball - Lycoperdon Perlatum

First taste of snow in October

Cold as ice

It’s estimated that there are more than half a million spiders for every person in Britain.

A Mute Swan

1,200 species of fungi have been recorded in Epping Forest

Long tailed tit - Aegithalos caudatus
Like most tits, they rove the woods and hedgerows, but are also seen on heaths and commons with suitable bushes.

Taking a nap on a very misty morning

The size of an average dog, the muntjac is the UK's smallest deer. Introduced from south-east Asia, it's spread all over the UK.
They were introduced into the UK early in the 20th Century, mainly due to escapes from captive collections at Woburn Abbey and Whipsnade.

There are 12 species of muntjacs worldwide. ‘Our’ muntjac is Reeves’ muntjac, and is named after the naturalist John Reeves who worked for the British East India Company in the early 1800s. The muntjac family is actually the world’s oldest deer family.

The UK's favourite bird - with its bright red breast it is familar throughout the year and especially at Christmas!

Food fight at Connaught waters

Because of the large number of recorded fungi species, Epping Forest became ‘A Site of Special Scientific Interest’.

A kestrel silhouette above the forest skyline

Connaught Waters - October

An average-sized house probably supports around 100 spiders at any one time.

Autumn colours

A kestrel scanning the forest

Fallow deer trying to hide from me

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Luucha 7 years, 10 months ago


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Juhász Imre 7 years, 10 months ago

Fantastic captures and macro shots! Great set!

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David Cardona 7 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful and diverse selection about nature. Thanks a lot for sharing the good work!

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G B 7 years, 10 months ago

O-m-g!!! that first photo blew me away!! your photos are always fantastic and always a joy to view! ;))

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Alison May 7 years, 10 months ago


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Myworldadventure 7 years, 10 months ago

beautiful set! the wild forest on his best side!

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Chris Cann 7 years, 10 months ago

You do have very interesting walks Mossy, we went out yesterdayand saw very little other than rain.I have never seen or heard of the muntjac deer but the shots of them and the stag look great but the spiders and spider information is informative and willscare my daughters when I show it them.

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Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 7 years, 10 months ago

Always enjoy you pictures of nature and animals so much :) They are amazing!!

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Dannii L 7 years, 10 months ago

That muntjac is so cute, never seen one before!
I love your stag shot, it's just perfect, however, what's with all the spider shots, being arachnophobic it's not easy looking through your blog today >.<

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