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Archive images - June 2020


Scarlet Tiger Moth
  A Scarlet Tiger Moth in a Hartwell Crescent garden - hunkered down as it was a cold and blustery day - 29 June 2020. (The scarlet colour of the wings and body is much more visible when the moth is flying.)





Hedgehog and Garden Snail
  A Hedgehog that has been visiting our Alwins Field garden recently, seen here during the night of 27 June 2020. The recent rain has brought out a few Garden Snails - sometimes eaten by the hedgehogs - but they usually prefer something more tasty and less slimy.





Lesser Emperor dragonflies
  A pair of Lesser Emperor dragonflies, with the female laying eggs on reeds below the water level, Astral Lake, 26 June 2020. These dragonflies are considered to be rare migrants from the continent but they may have started to breed in the UK.





Emperor Dragonfly
  A male (common) Emperor dragonfly at Astral Lake, 26 June 2020.





Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly
  A male Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly at Astral Lake, 26 June 2020.





Little Egret
  A Little Egret at Astral Lake, 26 June 2020.





Grey Wagtail juvenile
  A young Grey Wagtail by the Clipstone Brook (Parsons Close), 20 June 2020. Although it has a short tail it cannot help bobbing it up and down like its parents.





Ants tending Aphids
  Ants tending Aphids in our garden, Alwins Field, 20 June 2020.





Green Woodpecker
  A male Green Woodpecker in our garden, Alwins Field, wet, muddy and searching for ants, 18 June 2020.





Common Spotted Orchid
  A Common Spotted Orchid near the pond in Linslade Woods, 15 June 2020.





Red Kite
  One of eight Red Kites following tractors around the field to the north of Linslade Woods, 15 June 2020.





Common Groundhopper
  A Common Groundhopper, Alwins Field allotments, 10 June 2020.





Rabbits
  Rabbits in All Saints churchyard, Leighton Buzzard, 10 June 2020.





Ringlet butterfly
  Ringlet butterfly, Linslade Woods, 9 June 2020. Its name comes from the rings on the underside of the hindwing.





Large Skipper Butterfly
  Large Skipper butterfly, Linslade Woods, 9 June 2020.





Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly
  Small Tortoiseshell butterfly, Linslade Woods, 9 June 2020.





Knapweed
  Knapweed in flower, Linslade Woods, 9 June 2020.





Harlequin Ladybird Larva
  A larva of the Harlequin Ladybird, Linslade Woods, 9 June 2020.





White Campion
  White Campion flowering on Alwins Field, 5 June 2020.





Southern Hawker
  Southern Hawker dragonfly in our apple tree on its first day following emergence, Alwins Field, 4 June 2020. It was eaten by a House Sparrow shortly after this photo was taken.





Foxgloves with Bumble-bee
  Foxgloves with Bumble-bee at Tiddenfoot WP, 2 June 2020.





Banded Demoiselle
  A male Banded Demoiselle, Tiddenfoot WP, 2 June 2020.





Hoverfly - Myathropa florea
  A Hoverfly (Myathropa florea) at Tiddenfoot WP on 2 June 2020.





Early Bumble-bee- Bombus pratorum - male
  An Early Bumble-bee (Bombus pratorum), male, in our garden, Alwins Field, 1 June 2020.




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