Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Yellow-necked Mouse

The Yellow-necked Mouse is very difficult to distinguish from the Wood Mouse, but has a characteristic yellowish collar around its neck. It is restricted to the south and south-west of England and parts of Wales.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Atlantic Puffin

An Atlantic Puffin photographed atop the cliffs of Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, last year.

Black Hairstreak

This Black Hairstreak was photographed in Cambridgeshire earlier this year. The Black Hairstreak is one of our rarest butterflies and one of the most recently discovered, due to the similarity with its close cousin, the White-letter Hairstreak. Black Hairstreak colonies are typically located in small woods or nearby hedgerows, where Blackthorn, the larval foodplant grows.