Wildlife roundup

August was a busy month, and September wasn't much quieter, so I've been neglecting my blog - naughty me. I've had the following wildlife photos floating around for a while, and I've finally got round to posting them.

Catepillar

I spotted this humongous caterpillar whilst I was out on patrol. I'm not sure what it is (possibly a fox moth caterpillar?) but I thought it was kinda pretty against the heather

Leveret

This leveret that I spotted near Wain Stones was quite unconcerned, and let me get pretty close before lolloping off. I'm sure that if it survives its first winter it will be far more wary next year!

butterfly

I took this whilst I was on holiday in Scotland, on the Kintyre peninsula. This is a Peacock butterfly (Inachis io). There are some beautiful pictures of other British butterflies on Stephen Cheshire's website.

Dragonfly

This cooperative dragonfly perched long enough for me to get a couple of shots of it, this is the most in-focus of the bunch! I'm no expert, but it looks like it is probably a Hawker dragonfly, Family Aeshnidae. Feel free to look at the British Dragonfly Society webpages to see if you can figure out which one it is!

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