June Walk

by Christian Moss June. 15, 2015 6007 views

Mating Common Blue Butterflies
Common 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.

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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.

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Chris Cann 4 years, 7 months ago

Back to offer my congrats on your F.P.

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Moira 4 years, 7 months ago

Aazing you captured them mating , Well done , Congratulations on your FP

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Evalizette Hansson 4 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations Christian!!! Your pictures are always a treat for the eyes :)!

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Tomie Poodle 4 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful set! Congratulations on the FP, a great one!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 4 years, 7 months ago

woooooooooow GREAT
CONGRATS on FP

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gonia 4 years, 7 months ago

So pretty collection! Great congrats!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Cai,Jai Yi 4 years, 7 months ago

wow

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Bill Baird 4 years, 7 months ago

Great set !! Congrats on the FP !!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Bee 4 years, 7 months ago

So very dainty! Congratulations on fp!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 4 years, 7 months ago

What a pretty FP, congrats. The rest of the set is also beautiful. Cute fox.

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Francesc 4 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 4 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations my friend ........ !!!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations - well deserved.
I love your nature images.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Maud - Normandie - France 4 years, 7 months ago

Very beautiful set !!! Bravo pour votre FP !!!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 4 years, 7 months ago

Congratulations on FP. Your photo is exquisite.

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sreekumar Marar 4 years, 7 months ago

What a collection, Mossy...top class!

4 years, 7 months ago Edited
Glo B 4 years, 8 months ago

Amazing photos! All the butterfly photos are so beautiful, especially the first one...but I love the shot with the fox!! He looks like he is quite the character ;))

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 4 years, 8 months ago

Gorgeous collection of critters!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 4 years, 8 months ago

Beautifully sharp photos with colors so vivid. When I bought the 100 mm it did not come off for months. Though I am not sure that I got anything to match these photos of yours. Wonderful!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chris Cann 4 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful shots once more Christian. I liked the shedding lizard, I've never seen one never mind one losing its skin. Always a pleasure to scroll down your pages, but it's time to find dragonflies. Good to see you again I've even been on your F.B. page.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Abby 4 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful captures!!!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 8 months ago

A pleasure to scroll down - always.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lealeb 4 years, 8 months ago

Wow! Very Nice!

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