Sunday, 31 July 2016

The Big Butterfly Count (plus moths and a dragonfly)

 Migrant Hawker?

 Gatekeeper butterfly

  Meadow Brown butterfly

 Poplar Hawk moth

 Red Admiral butterfly

 Rosy Rustic moth

 Swallow Prominent moth

August Thorn moth

There's still time left to do the Big Butterfly Count. It only takes 15 minutes, and you can submit your records online here:

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Moths, Voles and Amphibians

Edgeley Road vole

Burnished Brass moth

Shaded Broad-bar

Large Magpie

Above, juvenile Common Newts and below, Great Crested newts.

Common Toad.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Moth Time

Vapourer moth caterpillar


Scalloped Oak

Sexton beetle

Early Thorn moth

Monday, 11 July 2016

Bold Vole

Someone appears to have carelessly left this bag of apple lying around...

Thursday, 7 July 2016

More Lizards and Voles

 Silver Studded Blues roosting, Common Lizards sunning themselves on Prees Heath
Below, an Edgeley Road vole.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

More Lizards

I'm guessing this s a pregnant female

 Common lizards, and a froglet


 Silver Studded Blue

The voles are being shy at the moment, so although I've had a few sightings between the showers, I haven't had any decent photos. Plenty of other wildlife about, though!