No narrative. Just photos.
|Garden Tiger Moth (Arctia caja) catepillar|
|Wings closed - Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) along Nevern Estuary in Pembrokeshire, Wales|
|Small Heath (Coeronympha pamphilus) near Skomer Island|
|Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) near Slimbridge|
The Springwatch website offers a photo essay of some other butterflies found in England. I had hoped to see a Peacock - but, no luck.
|Out of focus Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata), Minsmere RSPB|
Originally I identified this dragonfly as a Yellow-winged Darter. I received a comment [below] from a Michigan friend, Allen Chartier, suggesting that the dragonfly above is Libellula quadrimaculata. I used this website to try to make the identification. Scroll to Family Libellulidae. Libellula quadrimaculata does look better for this dragonfly.
|Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), photo by Cliff Young|
|Bombus sp. bumblebee, Minsmere RSPB|
|Rabbit in a cow pasture in Wales. There is an overexplosion of rabbits in Norfolk and Suffolk and perhaps elsewhere, too.|
|Red deer ? on Dunwich Heath|
|Roe deer at Minsmere RSPB|
|Land snail at Rutland Water|
While I did briefly see a stoat as it ran across a road, I never did see a hedgehog. I wanted very much to see a hedgehog, but this is best done at night. In any event, it also seems they are in decline.