In recent years foxes have become very common in urban areas.
I "caught" this one basking in the middle of our lawn.
Friesian cattle are a common sight in
the English countryside. Friesians are a diary breed but may also be
grown for beef.
Fallow deer – the most common type in UK
parks, can be found in every county in England.
Badgers are shy creatures and not very
often seen. They live in large underground burrows called setts.
Each sett will have many openings which are kept clean. In this
photograph of a sett in woodland on the North Downs in Surrey you
can see the pile of earth and chalk fragments that the badgers have
Comma Butterfly feeding on buddleia,
which is often known as "Butterfly Bush".
Both butterflies and moths belong to the insect order called
Red Admiral butterfly. Both of these
photos clearly show the "knobbed" antennae which are a feature of
the Papilionoidae the group within the Lepidoptera to which
butterflies (but not moths) belong
This photo of a moth which settled on
our lounge ceiling one evening clearly shows that its antennae do
not end in "knobs" like those of a butterfly.
A honeybee worker feeding on the flower
of a marguerite. Honeybees belong to the insect order Hymenoptera
(which means "membrane winged"). This group includes the bees, wasps
and ants. Most of the members of this group are social insects which
live in colonies controlled by one or more queens. Worker bees are
A bumble bee feeding on, and
pollinating, a hollyhock flower. You can clearly see the pollen
grains stuck to the bee's body.