Epping Forest - May

by Christian Moss May. 27, 2018 1195 views
Brown Argus.

Brown Argus.

Brown Argus - Wanstead Park.

Such a beautiful little butterfly.

Great crested newt.

Great crested newt.

Great crested newt - Wanstead Park.

A first for me in this location.

Green hairstreak

Green hairstreak

Green Hairstreak - Wanstead Park.

This butterfly is the most widespread of our hairstreaks

Holly Blue

Holly Blue

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.

Natrix

Natrix

Grass snake - Wanstead Park.

Peacock

Peacock

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

Common lizard

Common lizard basking in Epping Forest.

Broad bodied chaser.

Broad bodied chaser.

Broad bodied chaser - Epping Forest.

Lot's of dragonflies now on the wing.

Green veined White.

Green veined White.

Green veined white.

This is a common butterfly of damp grassland and woodland rides and is often mistaken for its cousin, the Small White.

Melanistic Adder.

Melanistic Adder.

Black Adder - Essex.

Always a pleasure to see melanistic reptiles.

Bee Orchid

Bee Orchid

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.

Goslings.

Goslings.

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Common Lizard.

Common Lizard.

Tadpoles

Tadpoles

Small Heath

Small Heath

Small Heath - Wanstead Park.

Female Banded Demoiselle

Female Banded Demoiselle

Black-tailed Skimmer

Black-tailed Skimmer

Black-tailed Skimmer - Wanstead Park.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

WOW!!! Your knowledge of the creatures and your elegant camera work are top-notch and always a treat! Thanks Christian!!!

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Shane Coleman 1 year, 4 months ago

This is a great set!

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Lisa Britton 1 year, 4 months ago

These are wonderful shots

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Marlene Mursuli 1 year, 4 months ago

Maravillosas imágenes, bellos animales.

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