Bluebells of Chalet Wood - Wanstead Park.
Lovely spring stroll around the park. Lot's of butterflies seen plus three little ringed plover, willow warbler, common whitethroat & swallows.
This adder is about to shed it's skin.
Common lizard basking - Banstead Heath - Surrey.
Comma - Banstead Heath, Surrey.
Loads of Brimstones, Peacocks, Commas & Small Tortoiseshells seen flittering around in the Spring sunshine.
Unfortunately terrapins are an invasive species & are common in Epping Forest.
I've seen them at Connaught Water, Earls Path Pond, Wake Valley, Strawberry Hill Pond, Fairmead Pond, Ornamental Waters, Perch Pond, Hollow Pond & Jubilee to name but a few.
Common Lizard - Banstead Heath, Surrey.
Splash of colour.
Peacock sunning itself on Banstead heath, Surrey.
A lovely walk on the heath accompanied by the sound of singing skylarks.
I took my four year old out with me for the first time to see his first reptiles. He managed to see four adders and loads of lizards which was a real treat.
Unfortunately I also saw a man walking around with a snake hook stick. I get so many requests from people to take them out and show them around (which I'd love to do in an ideal world) but seeing this chap is the reason why I don't.
In the last week I've seen a motor bike, loads of mountain bikes and the guy with the with the snake hook stick all roaming across the lowland heath. If you take into account the constant disturbance by the men cruising at all hours of the day it's a bloody miracle that there's any wildlife left.
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