Mating Common Blue ButterfliesCommon Blues are the most widespread butterfly in the UK. Grass snake seen in Epping Forest The Large Skipper butterfly can be seen from the end of May until the middle of August. My first visit to the London Wetland Centre. The majority of people were looking for bitterns & bearded tits, I on the other hand was quite happy watching lizards, marsh frogs & butterflies. My second visit to Hutchinson's Bank. So many butterflies seen including Glanville Fritillary, Small Blue, Painted Lady, Green Hairstreak, Dingy Skipper, Small Heath, Brimstone, Grizzled Skipper, Peacock, Small Copper, Large Skipper & Common Blue. This site has 37 of the 42 Surrey species. Brimstone seen at the London Wetland Centre. The grass snake is the largest species of British snake. The grass snake has become gradually scarcer over recent years throughout the UK, and has been added to the list of priority species for conservation. Small Heath butterfly seen at Hutchinsons Bank. Glanville Fritillary - Surrey Threats to the grass snake are largely due to human activity, for example habitat loss and modification due to urbanisation, road building and agricultural intensification, loss of egg-laying sites as compost and manure heaps become rarer, and inappropriate management of grass snake habitat. You can find me on flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/merrychrismossor through my Facebook Page - Wildlife Photography by Christian Moss Starling fledgling seen at Bridport Harbour - Dorset. Glanville Fritillary - Surrey Swan captured at the London Wetland Centre. Young Mallard Young Heron seen at the London WWT Brimstone feeding at Hutchinsons Bank.Warm sun filled days in early March brings the Brimstone out from hibernation but since it is such a long-lived species butterflies may be seen throughout the year even though there is only one brood per year. If you see any amphibians or reptiles in the UK please submit your record online via the Record Pool. www.arguk.org/recording This shot won't win any competitions but it was fantastic to see this lizard shedding it's skin.Captured in Epping Forest. Tatty peacock seen on Banstead Heath Banstead Heath Skylark Speckled wood also seen on Banstead Heath Small Tortoiseshell seen on the S W Coastal Path - Dorset.