Summer in Wanstead Park & Epping Forest.

by Christian Moss August. 16, 2018 787 views
Small copper

Small copper

Small Copper - second brood - Wanstead Park.

There are typically 2 or 3 generations each year, depending on the weather, with 4 generations in extremely good years.

Essex Skipper.

Essex Skipper.

Essex Skipper - Old Sewage Works.

This species is very similar in appearance to the Small Skipper and, because of this similarity, was not recognised as a separate species until 1889.

common blue

common blue

Female Common Blue - Wanstead Park.

Living up to its name, this butterfly is the commonest blue found in the British Isles.

Six spot burnet

Six spot burnet

Six-spot Burnet - mating pair - Wanstead Park.

During the day, this moth acts like a butterfly, moving from flower to flower in the warm sunshine.

Common blue

Common blue

Female Common Blue - Wanstead Park.

This is the most widespread Lycaenid found in the British Isles and can be found almost anywhere.

Wanstead Ducklings

Wanstead Ducklings

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Rabbit

Rabbit

Rabbit of Epping Forest.

Natrix

Natrix

First walk around the park since the fires. Not as bad as I thought, could've been so much worse. My only worry is that the manure heap is an egg laying site for Natrix.

common blue

common blue

Male Common Blue of Wanstead Park.

Small Copper

Small Copper

Great Crested Newt

Great Crested Newt

Large White

Large White

Locally it's been a fantastic year for the white butterflies.

Small Skipper - Wanstead park.

Small Skipper - Wanstead park.

White Admiral - Epping Forest.

White Admiral - Epping Forest.

The White Admiral is a woodland species and a delight to behold as it literally glides along forest rides.

Brown Argus

Brown Argus

White-letter Hairstreak

White-letter Hairstreak

My first ever grounded White-letter Hairstreak. I do see these butterflies occasionally but only through binoculars at the top of elms.

Purple Emperor wing.

Purple Emperor wing.

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Marilyn Grimble 1 year, 6 months ago

Wonderful images Chris.
I am on Redbubble, still as Marilynx

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 6 months ago

Very nice compositions. Like your style

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 6 months ago

Fabulous variety, expertly captured & described! Thank You!!!

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