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28 Jun

I disturbed a grass snake while I was looking for life among the nettles. Then, very shortly after
found this discarded skin from a fully grown adult. It is a good three feet in length.

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There hasn't been much sun around this week, so I thought this would brighten up the page.

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A male ringlet in a clump of stinging nettles. Males have a very dark upper wing, which you
can just see here.

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22 Jun

A young buck with five young female fallow

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It can be difficult working out which head belongs to which body. Female fallow.

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21 Jun

A yellow skimmer on a hot Midsummer's Day

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20 Jun

Elderflower is just beginning to fruit

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19 Jun

A meadow brown, the most common butterfly around the fields at the moment. In a couple of week's time
there will also be gatekeepers with their double spot.

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18 Jun

The crossroads on a hot summer's morning. It was already 24c at 8 o'clock.
Heat in June is made so much more bearable by the lush greenery which has ripened and paled by August?

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Blue skies over the pavilion. How many children have climbed inside the fine copper beech, on the left,
while their parents while away a fine summer evening at The Victory?
 

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17 Jun

This goldfinch has got a long wait for thistle seeds. But there is plenty of grass seed.

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More beautiful red colours, this time on sorrel

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15 June

A bullfinch family has been taking an interest in the seeds that are setting on some of the early grasses

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12 Jun

There's plenty not to like about stinging nettles, but a clump of them is a valuable nursery for
butterflies, and at this time of year they have a beautiful flowerhead (if you can be bothered to look!)
 

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So many of these little blue butterflies look the same, but I think this is a common blue. It could be an
adonis blue which, like the common enjoy the plentiful vetch in the fields around the village.
 

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10 Jun

Vixen, out hunting

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