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This month's images - May 2022


Leatherbug - Coreus marginatus
  A leatherbug (Coreus marginatus) on Alwins Field allotments,
13 May 2022.





Blackcap
                  - male
  A male Blackcap at Tiddenfoot WP, 9 May 2022. It was singing very loudly in a tree by the green canal bridge. You can hear it by clicking on this link. There is the sound of a passing canal boat and there is also a Chiffchaff calling in the background.





Stock
                  Dove
  A Stock Dove at Tiddenfoot WP, 9 May 2022.





Scorpion Fly
  It's called a Scorpion Fly because of the scorpion-like tail, which is completely harmless. It was at Tiddenfoot WP, 9 May 2022.





Azure Damselfly - female
  A female Azure Damselfly at Tiddenfoot WP, 9 May 2022. Females are mostly black but the remaining parts will go blue as she matures.





Azure Damselfly
  An Azure Damselfly emerging from its larval case, Sandhouse Lane Nature Reserve, 7 May 2022. Its wings expanded and it flew away about an hour later.





Slender Groundhopper
  Slender Groundhopper, Sandhouse Lane NR, 7 May 2022.
Groundhoppers are smaller cousins of grasshoppers. They survive through the winter, unlike grasshoppers in the UK.





Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly
  Broad-bodied Chaser dragonfly visiting our garden pond, Alwins Field, 6 May 2022.





Mint moth
                  - Pyrausta aurata
  Mint moth (Pyrausta aurata), a micro-moth, Alwins Field, 5 May 2022.





Large Red Damselfly
  Large Red Damselfly, not long emerged from our garden pond, Alwins Field, 5 May 2022.





Umbellifer Longhorn Beetle - Phytoecia
                  cylindrica
  Umbellifer Longhorn Beetle (Phytoecia cylindrica) in our garden, Alwins Field, 5 May 2022.





Hawthorn (May) Blossom
  Hawthorn blossom in Linslade Woods, 2 May 2022.
Hawthorn is also known as May - the month when it blossoms.





Bluebells
  Bluebells in Linslade Woods, 2 May 2022.




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