Brown Argus - Wanstead Park.
Such a beautiful little butterfly.
Great crested newt - Wanstead Park.
A first for me in this location.
Green Hairstreak - Wanstead Park.
This butterfly is the most widespread of our hairstreaks
Holly Blue - Epping Forest.
The Holly Blue is primarily found in the southern half of the British Isles, and is a frequent visitor to gardens.
Grass snake - Wanstead Park.
Peacock - Wanstead Park.
The Peacock is a familiar sight in gardens across the British Isles and is unmistakable, with quite spectacular eyes on the upperside of the hindwings that give this butterfly its name.
Common lizard basking in Epping Forest.
Broad bodied chaser - Epping Forest.
Lot's of dragonflies now on the wing.
Green veined white.
This is a common butterfly of damp grassland and woodland rides and is often mistaken for its cousin, the Small White.
Black Adder - Essex.
Always a pleasure to see melanistic reptiles.
Wanstead Park Bee Orchid.
Bee orchids are fascinating and beautiful plants that certainly live up to their name: each flower looks like it has a female bee or wasp resting on it.
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Small Heath - Wanstead Park.
Black-tailed Skimmer - Wanstead Park.