About this website 

The photographs and information on this website are intended primarily to be a reference source and an identification aid, where appropriate. Each broad area, e.g. Birds, is broken down into sections and further information about these, and the related sub-sections, is given at the top of that area's main page. 
Most of the individual images are labelled, but it is not impossible that some wildlife is incorrectly identified, so I would recommend cross-checking where there is a doubt. I have included some less good images where it is considered that they might still be helpful for identification purposes only. The reference books I have used are listed in each section's main page. An Index to the Flora and Fauna of each country appears near the top of that country's main page in People and Places. All the images are my own. 
High resolution versions of some images are available through either Alamy or directly from myself. A selection of these images is available for viewing on FlickR - Click here 
About Peter Gilbert - The Photographer 
Like most amateur photographers and amateur naturalists I have collected a considerable number of photographs, taken over many years. The earliest still continue to yellow and fade in old-style photo albums, secreted away in the attic or the backs of cupboards. More recently, they sit quietly on hard-drives and act as a reference point for the wildlife I see, particularly in my own garden and the Northamptonshire countryside, or as a reminder of the places I have visited, both in the UK and abroad. Otherwise, they are also mostly hidden from view. 
The idea of sharing these images was prompted by two things: firstly, encountering a website called Lotmoths (www.lotmoths.com) which enabled me to positively identify most of the moths I had photographed in Burgundy and the Loire Valley and which I was struggling to find information on; secondly, discovering some less common insects in my village – and in my own garden – which anyone interested in Natural History might come across. This site also charts my own progress as a naturalist and a photographer, which still finds me only a short distance up the learning curve. So, apologies for the less sharp, out-of-focus, maybe shaky images from my early digital days. 
I would be pleased to hear from anyone who has further information to add or would like further information from myself. 
 
What's New... 
2020 
JUNE 
29th 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Early June 
 
INSECTS 
 
Moths 
 
Flowers 
 
MAY 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APRIL 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCH 
 
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 
 
 
 
 
 
JANUARY 
 
 
DECEMBER 2019 
Blackbird, Common - Turdus merula 
Goldcrest - Regulus regulus 
Tit, Coal - Periparus ater 
Tit, Marsh - Poecile palustris 
Wagtail, Grey - Motacilla cinerea 
Wagtail, Pied - Motacilla alba yarrellii 
Woodpecker, Green - Picus viridis 
Wren, Winter - Troglodytes troglodytes 
 
Xylota segnis - Hoverfly 
Brampton Crossing, Northants 
Eyam, Derbyshire - Riley Graves and Eyam Cake 
 
Tree Silhouette in mist 
 
NOVEMBER 2019 
Jackdaw, Western 
Mouse, Wood 
 
OCTOBER 2019 
23rd 
People's Vote March - London 
Stigmatogaster subterranea - Western Yellow Centipede 
 
16th 
Bank Vole - Myodes glareolus 
Syrphus ribesii - Hoverfly 
 
Macrolepiota procera - Parasol Mushroom 
Persimmon - Diospyros kaki 
Pomegranate - Punica granatum 
Sonchus oleraceus - Smooth Sowthistle 
Turpentine Tree - Pistacia terebinthus 
Verbascum nigrum - Dark Mullein 
 
Obersalzburg Cable Car - Berchtesgarden, Bavaria 
Staunton Harold - Leicestershire 
Warsaw - 30 images 
 
Toad, Common - Bufo bufo 
 
Birds 
Flycatcher, Spotted - Muscicapa striata 
Goshawk, Northern - Accipiter gentilis 
Linnet, Common - Carduelis cannabina 
Skylark, Eurasian - Alauda arvensis 
Stonechat, Common - Saxicola rubicola 
Tit, Coal - Periparus ater 
Vulture, Eurasian Griffon - Gyps fulvus 
Wheatear, Northern - Oenanthe oenanthe 
Woodlark - Lullula arborea 
 
Insects 
Anthrax anthrax - Fly 
Antiphrisson trifarius - Robberfly 
Blue, Lang's Short-tailed - Leptotes pirithous 
Brown, Large Wall - Lasiommata maera 
Chrysis germari - Cuckoo Wasp 
Coniocleonus nigrosuturatus - Weevil 
Geranium Bronze - Cacyreus marshalli 
Grasshopper, Blue Band-winged - Oedipoda caerulescens 
Grasshopper, Eurasian Pincer - Calliptamus barbarus 
Grayling - Hipparchia semele 
Grayling, Great Banded - Kanetisa circe 
Grayling, Striped - Pseudotergumia fidia 
Grayling, Tree - Neohipparchia statilinus 
Mantis religiosa - European Praying Mantis 
Menemerus semilimbatus - Jumping Spider 
Polistes gallicus - Paper Wasp 
Pimelia monticola - Darkling Beetle 
Ronisia barbarula - Velvet Ant 
Skipper, Sage - Muschampia proto 
Swallowtail - Papilio machaon gorganus 
Thyreus histrionicus - Bee 
Vespa crabro - Hornet 
Volucella elegans - Hoverfly 
Xylocopa violacea - Violet Carpenter Bee 
 
Goat - Capra aegagrus hircus 
Horse - Arabian x Andalusian 
 
Buddhist Retreat - Pampaneira, Las Alpujarras 
 
Flowers 
Calamintha nepeta - Lesser Calamint 
Carlina corymbosa ssp. hispanica - Carline Thistle 
Colchicum autumnale - Meadow Saffron 
Dittrichia viscosa - Sticky Fleabane 
Drimia maritima - Maritime Squill 
Marrubium supinum - Scallop Shell Horehound 
Plumbago europaea - Common Leadwort 
 
Reptiles and Amphibians 
Frog, Iberian Water - Pelophylax perezi 
Lizard, Spanish Wall - Podarcis hispanicus 
 
SEPTEMBER 2019 
New Index - Flowers by Common Name 
 
Brown Long-eared Bat - Plecotus auritus 
 
Angelica sylvestris - Wild Angelica 
Calystegia silvatica - Large Bindweed 
Dipsacus fullonem - Wild Teasel 
Galeopsis tetrahit - Common Hemp-nettle 
Heracleum sphondylium - Hogweed 
Hypericum maculatum - Imperforate St John's-wort 
Impatiens glandulifera - Indian or Himalayan Balsam 
Melilotus altissimus - Tall Melilot 
Melissa officinalis - Lemon Balm 
Odontites vernus - Red Bartsia 
Persicaria amphibia - Amphibious Bistort 
Sedum album - White Stonecrop 
Solidago canadensis - Canadian Goldenrod 
Tripleurospermum inodorum - Scentless Mayweed 
Verbena officinalis - Vervain 
 
Insects 
Chrysolina americana - Rosemary Beetle 
Copris lunaris - Horned Dung Beetle 
Cryptocephalus bilineatus - Leaf Beetle 
Dytiscus marginalis - Great Diving Beetle 
Halyzia sedecimguttata - Orange Ladybird 
Histeridae sp. - Hister Beetle 
Nacerdes carniolica - False Blister Beetle 
Pterostichus niger - Ground Beetle 
Dicranocephalus agilis - Spurgebug 
Himacerus major - Grey Damsel Bug 
Oxycarenus lavaterae - Groundbug 
 
Eupeodes luniger - Hoverfly 
Sargus bipunctatus - Twin-spot Centurion 
Sphaerophoria taeniata - Hoverfly 
Terellia longicauda - Gall Fly 
 
Halictus subauratus - Golden Furrow-bee 
Nomada fucata - Nomad Bee 
 
Acheta domesticus - House Cricket 
 
Ectemnius cavifrons - Digger Wasp 
Euodynerus sp poss dantici - Potter Wasp 
Mantis religiosa - Praying Mantis 
Stenichneumon culpator f. adsentator - Ichneumon Wasp 
Symmorphus gracilis - Solitary Wasp 
 
Ancylolomia tentaculella - Crambid Micro-moth 
Clifden Nonpareil - Catocala fraxini 
Clouded Buff - Diacrisia sannio 
Green Silver-lines - Pseudoips prasinana 
Gypsy Moth - Lymantria dispar 
Hornet Moth - Sesia apiformis 
Least Yellow Underwing - Noctua interjecta caliginosa 
Luteohadena luteago 
Many-plumed Moth - Alucita hexadactyla 
Passenger - Dysgonia algira 
Purple-barred Yellow - Lythria purpurea 
Shining Marbled - Pseudeustrotia candidula 
 
AUGUST 2019 
22nd August 
Acmaeodera degener - Jewel Beetle 
Amblyteles armatorius - Parasitic Wasp 
Arge cyanocrocea - Bramble Sawfly 
Athalia bicolor - Sawfly 
Buathra sp poss laborator - Ichneumon Wasp 
Carabus nemoralis - Bronze Ground Beetle 
Cerceris rybyensis - Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp 
Gatekeeper - Pyronia tithonus 
Macrophya duodecimpunctata - Sawfly 
Megalodontes klugii - Plant Wasp 
Mercury Bluet - Coenagrion mercuriale 
Misumena vatia - Crab Spider 
Netelia tarsata - Ichneumid Wasp 
Otiorhynchus sulcatus - Vine Weevil 
Perla bipunctata - Stonefly 
Perla grandis - Great Stonefly 
Phaeostigma notata - Snakefly 
Polistes dominula - European Paper Wasp 
Purple-shot Copper - Lycaena alciphron gordius 
Rhodanthidium sticticum - Bee 
Roeseliana roeselli - Roesel's Bush-cricket 
Scolia hortorum - Wasp 
Scolopendra cingulata - Mediterranean Banded Centipede 
Scoparia basistrigalis - Micro-moth 
Silver-washed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia 
Southern Skimmer - Orthetrum brunneum 
Tenthredopsis nassata - Sawfly 
Tettigonia virdissima - Great Green Bush-cricket 
Trychosis sp (poss legator or tristator) - Ichneumon Wasp 
Synaema globosum - Napoleon Spider 
White-tailed Skimmer - Orthetrum albistylum 
 
Flowers 
Hesperis matronalis - Dame's Violet 
Silene italica - Italian Catchfly 
Silene nutans - Nottingham Catchfly 
Silene vulgaris - Bladder Campion 
Silybum marianum - Milk Thistle 
Solanum nigrum - Black Nightshade 
Stachys alopecuros - Yellow Betony 
Symphytum tuberosum - Tuberous Comfrey 
Tanacetum parthenium - Feverfew 
Thymus praecox ssp polytrichus - Hairy Thyme 
Thymus serpyllum - Wild Thyme 
Thymus vulgaris - Common Thyme 
Tragopogon porrifolius ssp australis - Goatsbeard 
Tragopogon pratensis ssp - Goatsbeard 
Trifolium badium - Brown Clover 
Trifolium campestre - Hop Trefoil 
Trifolium montanum - Mountain Clover 
Trifolium rubens - Noble Clover 
Trifolium stellatum - Starry Clover 
Urospermum dalechampii - Urospemum 
Urtica pilulifera - Roman Nettle 
Verbascum nigrum - Dark Mullein 
Veronica polita - Grey Field Speedwell 
Veronica urticifolia - Nettle-leaved Speedwell 
Vicia cracca - Tufted Vetch 
Vicia sepium - Bush Vetch 
Vincetoxicum hirundaria - Swallow-wort 
Viola biflora - Yellow Wood Violet 
Viola reichenbachiana - Early Dog Violet 
 
1st - 21st August 
Flowers 
Acinos alpinus - Alpine Calamint 
Aconitum lycoctonum - Northern Wolfsbane 
Ajuga pyramidalis - Pyramidal Bugle 
Ajuga reptans - Bugle 
Amelanchier lamarckii - Snowy mespilus 
Anacyclus clavatus - White Anacyclus 
Anagallis foemena - Blue Pimpernel 
Anemone nemorosa - Wood Anemone 
Anthemis arvensis - Corn Chamomile 
Anthemis cotula - Stinking Mayweed 
Anthyllis vulneraria ssp alpestris - Alpine Kidney Vetch 
Aphyllanthes monspeliensis 
Aposeris foetida - Stinking Wood Salad 
Aquilegia vulgaris - Common Columbine 
Aristolochia clematitis - Birthwort 
Aristolochia rotunda 
Aruncus dioicus - Goatsbeard spirea 
Asphodelus aestivus - Common Asphodel 
Asphodelus fistulosus - Hollow-leaved Asphodel 
Aster bellidiastrum - Daisy Star 
Astragalus spruneri 
Astrantia bavarica - Masterwort 
Astrantia major - Great Masterwort 
Atropa belladonna - Deadly Nightshade 
Bellis sylvestris - Southern Daisy 
Bistorta officinalis - Common Bistort 
Borago officinalis - Borage 
Buphthalmum salicifolium - Yellow Ox-eye 
Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold 
Campanula glomerata - Clustered Bellflower 
Campanula patula - Spreading Bellflower 
Campanula ranunculus - Rampion Bellflower 
Cardamine amara - Large Bittercress 
Cardamine pratensis 'Flore Pleno' - Lady's Smock 
Carduus defloratus - Alpine Thistle 
Carduus pycnocephalus - Italian Thistle 
Centaurea calcitrapa - Purple Starthistle 
Centaurea cyanus - Cornflower 
Centaurea montanum - Perennial Cornflower 
Centranthus ruber - Red Valerian 
Centranthus ruber alba - White Valerian 
Cephalanthera rubra - Red Helleborine 
Cephalenthera longifolia - Sword-leaved Helleborine 
Cerastium arvense - Field Mouse-ear 
Chrysanthemum coronarium - Crown Marigold 
Cirsium oleraceum - Cabbage Thistle 
Cistus albidus - Grey-leaved Cistus 
Cistus crispus 
Clematis alpine – Alpine Clematis 
Colutea arborescens - Bladder Senna 
Conopodium majus - Pignut 
Convolvulus cantabrica – Pink Convolvulus 
Crepis aurea - Golden Hawk's-beard 
Crepis capillaris - Smooth Hawk's-beard 
Crepis conyzifolia - Large-headed Hawk's -beard 
Cyclamen purpurascens - Alpine Cyclamen 
Cynoglossum creticum - Blue Hound's-tongue 
Dactylorhiza fuchsii - Common Spotted Orchid 
Dryas octopetala - Mountain Avens 
Ecballium elaterium - Squirting Cucumber 
Echium plantagineum - Purple Viper's Bugloss 
Epilobium montanum - Broad-leaved Willowherb 
Erigeron alpinus - Alpine Fleabane 
Erodium cicutarium - Common Stork's-bill 
Erysimum rhaeticum - Tufted Wallflower 
Euphorbia characias - Mediterranean Spurge 
Euphorbia cyparissias - Cypress Spurge 
Filago pygmaea - Dwarf Evax 
Fragaria vesca - Wild Strawberry 
Fumana thymifolia - Thyme Rock-rose 
Galium corrudifolium - Asparagus Cleavers 
Galium odoratum - Sweet Woodruff 
Gentiana bavarica - Bavarian Gentian 
Gentiana clusii - Trumpet Gentian 
Gentiana verna - Spring Gentian 
Geranium robertianum - Herb Robert 
Geranium sylvaticum - Wood Cranesbill 
Geum rivale - Water Avens 
Geum urbanum - Wood Avens 
Globularia repens - Matted Globularia 
Gypsophila repens - Alpine Gypsophila 
 
Helianthemum alpestre - Alpine Rock-rose 
Helichrysum stoechas - Shrubby Everlasting 
Helleborus foetidus - Stinking Hellebore 
Hepatica nobilis - Liverwort 
Hippocrepis comosa - Horseshoe Vetch 
Hypericum perforatum - Perforate St John's-wort 
Iris pseudacorus - Yellow Flag 
Knautia arvensis - Field Scabious 
Lamium galeobdolon - Yellow Archangel 
Lamium orvala - Balm-leaved Archangel 
Lapsana communis - Nipplewort 
Lavatera arborea - Tree Mallow 
Linum perenne - Perennial Flax 
Lobularia maritime - Sweet Alison 
Lonicera implexa - Mediterranean Honeysuckle 
Lotus alpinus - Alpine Bird's-foot Trefoil 
Lotus corniculatus - Common Birdsfoot Trefoil 
Lunaria rediviva - Perennial Honesty 
Lysimachia nemorum - Yellow Pimpernel 
Maianthemum bifolium - May Lily 
Medicago arborea - Tree Medick 
Medicago sativa - Lucerne 
Moehringia muscosa - Mossy Sandwort 
Muscari comosum - Tassel Hyacinth 
Muscari neglectum - Grape Hyacinth 
Myosotis arvensis - Field Forget-me-not 
Myosotis scorpioides - Water Forget-me-not 
Myosotis secunda - Creeping Forget-me-not 
Narcissus poeticus - Poet's Narcissus 
Neottia nidus-avis – Bird’s-nest Orchid 
Ophrys apifera - Bee Orchid 
Ornithalgum umbellatum - Star of Bethlehem 
Orobanche alba – Thyme Broomrape 
Orobanche rapum-genistae – Greater Broomrape 
Oxalis acetosella – Wood Sorrel 
 
Paederota lutea - Yellow Veronica 
Pallenis spinosa - Spiny Starwort 
Petasites albus - White Butterbur 
Phyteuma orbiculare - Round-headed Rampion 
Phyteuma spicatum - Spiked Rampion 
Picris echioides - Bristly Oxtongue 
Plantago media - Hoary Plantain 
Plantathera bifolia - Lesser Butterfly Orchid 
Polygala alpestris - Alpine Milkwort 
Polygala chamaebuxus - Shrubby Milkwort 
Polygala nicaeensis - Nice Milkwort 
Polygonatum verticillatum - Whorled Solomon's Seal 
Potentilla erecta - Tormentil 
Primula elatior - Oxlip 
Primula farinosa - Bird's-eye Primrose 
Primula veris - Primrose 
Prunella vulgaris - Self-heal 
Psoralea bituminosa - Bitumen Trefoil 
Pulmonaria montana - Mountain Lungwort 
Ranunculus aconitifolius - Aconite-leaved Buttercup 
Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup 
Ranunculus montanus - Mountain Buttercup 
Ranunculus platanifolius - Large White Buttercup 
Ranunculus repens - Creeping Buttercup 
Ranunculus velutinus - Buttercup 
Raphanus raphanistrum - Wild Radish 
Reseda lutea - Wild Mignonette 
Rhinanthus alectorolophus - Greater Yellow-rattle 
Rhinanthus minor - Yellow Rattle 
Ruta angustifolia 
Sanicula europaea - Sanicle 
Saxifraga paniculata - Mountain Saxifrage 
Saxifraga rotundifolia - Round-leaved Saxifrage 
Scabiosa columbaria - Small Scabious 
Sherardia arvensis - Field Madder 
 
JULY 2019 
New photos of Eurasian Bee-eater, Corn Bunting, Zitting Cisticola, White-fronted Dipper, Short-toed Eagle, Great Egret, Little Egret, Greater Flamingo, Slender-billed Gull, Eurasian Hobby, Glossy Ibis, Eurasian Crag Martin, Kentish Plover, Ring Ouzel, Bearded Reedling, Black-winged Stilt, Barn Swallow, Black Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Little Tern, Sandwich Tern, Spectacled Warbler 
Firecrest- Regulus ignicapilla 
Harrier, Montagu's - Circus pygargus 
Kestrel, Lesser - Falco naumanni 
Treecreeper, Short-toed - Certhia brachydactyla 
 
Insects 
Cicindela campestris - Green Tiger Beetle 
Henosepilachna argus - Bryony Ladybird 
Hoplia argentea - Scarab Beetle 
Iberodorcanian fuliginator - Beetle 
Labidostomis longimana - Short-horned Leaf Beetle 
Lachnaia paradoxa - Leaf Beetle 
Liparus glabrirostris - Weevil 
Lopheros rubens - Net-winged Beetle 
Oreina sp. poss bifrons - Leaf Beetle 
Otiorhynchus gemmatus - Weevil 
Phyllobius pomaceus - Green Nettle Weevil 
Phyllopertha horticola - Garden Chafer 
Rutpela maculata - Black and Yellow Longhorn Beetle 
Stenopterus rufus - Round-necked Longhorn Beetle 
Tituboea biguttata - Leaf Beetle 
 
Beosus maritimus - Ground Bug 
Calocoris alpestris - Mirid Bug 
Carpocoris mediterraneus - Red Shieldbug 
Chlorochroa juniperina - Shieldbug 
Corizus hyoscyami - Rhopalid Bug 
Cydnus aterrimus - Burrowing Shieldbug 
Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus - Mirid Bug 
Eurydema ornata - Ornate Shieldbug 
Eurygaster testudinaria - Shieldbug 
Grypocoris stysi - Capsid Bug 
Nezara viridula - Southern Green Shieldbug 
Pentatoma rufipes - Red-legged Shieldbug 
Rhynocoris erythropus - Assassin Bug 
 
Mazarine Blue - Cyaniris semiargus 
Duke of Burgundy Fritillary - Hamearis lucina 
False Heath Fritillary - Melitaea diamina 
Glanville Fritillary - Meliaea cinxia 
Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Clossinia euphrosyne 
Silver-washed Fritillary - Argynnis paphia 
Titania's Fritillary - Clossiania titania cypris 
Brown Argus - Aricia agestis 
Berger's Clouded Yellow - Colias alfacariensis 
Woodland Ringlet - Erebia medusa 
Chequered Skipper - Carterocephalus palaemon 
Grizzled Skipper - Pyrgus malvae 
Mountain Green-veined White - Artogeia bryoniae 
Western Marbled White - Melanargia occitanica 
 
Banded Demoiselle - Calopteryx splendens 
Beautiful Demoiselle - Calopteryx virgo 
 
Chrysotoxum vernale - Straight-banded Hoverfly 
Ctenophora pectinicornis - Long-palped Cranefly 
Dictenidia bimaculata - Long-palped Cranefly 
Dysmachus trigonus - Fan-bristled Robberfly 
Empis trigramma - Dance Fly 
Fallenia fasciata - Fly 
Eriozona syrphoides - Hoverfly 
Heliophilus trivittatus - Hoverfly 
Hemipenthes morio - Bee-fly 
Leucozona lucorum - Hoverfly 
Melieria crassipennis - Picture-winged Fly 
Mydaea corni - House Fly 
Philipomyia aprica - Horsefly 
Psila fietaria - Rust Fly 
Tabanus autumnalis - Large Marsh Horsefly 
Volucella inflata - Hoverfly 
Xanthogramma pedissequum - Hoverfly 
 
Acrobasis centunculella - Micro-moth 
Alder Moth - Acronicta alni 
Beautiful Marbled - Eublemma purpurina 
Six-spot Burnet - Zygaena filipendulae 
Clouded Brindle - Apamea epomidion 
Clouded-bordered Brindle - Apamea crenata 
Coronet - Craniophora ligustri 
Delicate - Mythimna vitellina 
Dioryctria mendacella - Micro-moth 
Common Emerald - Hemithea aestivaria 
Grass Eggar - Lasiocampa trifolii 
Epiblema cirsiana - Knapweed Bell 
Pine Hawkmoth - Hyloicus pinastri 
Spurge Hawkmoth - Hyles euphorbiaIdaea filicata - Carpet Moth 
Lychnis - Hadena bicruris 
Mythimna sicula f scirpi 
Notocelia tetragonana - Square-spot Bell 
Pale-shouldered Brocade - Lacanobia thalassina 
Common Pug - Eupithecia vulgata vulgata 
Puss Moth - Cerura vinula 
Pyrausta despicata - Micro-moth 
Vine's Rustic - Hoplodrina ambigua 
Scarce Bordered Straw - Helicoverpa armigera 
Scorched Wing - Plagodis dolabria 
Syncopacma sp poss larseniella - Micro-moth 
Synopsis sociaria 
White Speck - Mythimna unipuncta 
Yellow Belle - Aspitates ochrearia 
 
Mammals 
Alpine Marmot - Marmota marmota 
Coypu - Myocaster coypus 
 
People and Places 
Bavaria, Germany 
Camargue, France 
 
Reptiles and Amphibians 
Alpine Newt - Ichthyosaura alpestris 
European Pond Terrapin - Emys orbicularis 
Marsh Frog - Pelophylax ridibundus 
Stripeless Tree Frog - Hyla meridionalis 
Western Green Lizard - Lacerta bilineata 
 
MAY 2019 
Flowers 
Allium ursinum - Ramsons 
Cardamine pratensis - Cuckooflower 
Euphorbia cyparissias - Cypress Spurge 
Ranunculus acris - Meadow Buttercup 
Ranunculus repens - Creeping Buttercup 
Sonchus asper - Prickly Sowthistle 
Vicia sativa - Common Vetch 
 
Insects 
Aglaostigma aucupariae - Sawfly 
Bibio marci - St. Mark's Fly 
Coreus marginata - Dock Bug 
Dolycoris baccarum - Hairy Shieldbug 
Empis tessellata - Dance Fly 
Empis trigramma - Dance Fly 
Gastrophysa viridula - Green Dock Beetle 
Nomada lathburiana - Nomad Bee 
Propylea quattourdecimpunctata - 14 Spot Ladybird 
Small Copper - Lycaena phlaeas - Butterfly 
 
APRIL 2019 
Bittern, Great - Botaurus stellaris 
Partridge, Red-legged - Alectoris rufa 
Pigeon, Wood - Columba palumbus 
Warbler, Cetti's - Cettia cetti 
Warbler, Reed - Acrocephalus scirpaceus 
 
Insects 
Angle Shades - Phlogophora meticulosa - Moth 
Andrena fulva - Tawny Mining Bee - Female and Male 
Andrena sp. poss minutula 
Bibio marci - St. Mark's Fly 
Bombus Hypnorum - Tree Bumblebee 
Bombylius major - Dark-edged Bee-fly 
Early Thorn - Selenia dentaria - Moth 
Figitidae poss. Anacharitnae - Parasitic Wasp 
Gerris lacustris - Common Pondskater 
Larinioides cornutus - Furrow Spider 
Nomada goodeniana - Gooden's Nomad Bee 
Swallow Prominent - Pheosia tremula - Moth 
 
Flowers 
Alliaria petiolata - Garlic Mustard 
Allium triquetrum - Three-cornered Garlic 
Anthriscus sylvestris - Cow Parsley 
Caltha palustris - Marsh Marigold 
Cardamine flexuosa - Wavy Bittercress 
Cardamine hirsuta - Hairy Bittercress 
Cerastium semidecandrum - Little Mouse-ear 
Claytonia perfoliata - Springbeauty 
Cymbalaria muralis - Ivy-leaved Toadflax 
Chrysoplenium oppositifolium - Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage 
Erigeron karvinskianus - Mexican Fleabane 
Erodium cicutarium - Common Storksbill 
Erophila verna - Common Whitlowgrass 
Euphorbia helioscopia - Sun Spurge 
Geranium molle - Dovesfoot Cranesbill 
Glechoma hederacea - Groud Ivy 
Hyacinthoides hispanica - Spanish Bluebell 
Hyacinthoides non-scripta - Bluebell 
Lamium alba - White Dead-nettle 
Lamium hybridum - Cut-leaved Dead-nettle 
Lamium purpurea - Red Dead-nettle 
Lunaria annua - Honesty 
Oxalis acetosella - Wood Sorrel 
Pentaglottis sempervirens - Green Alkanet 
Potentilla sterilis - Barren Strawberry 
Primula vulgaris - Primrose 
Senecio vulgaris - Groundsel 
Silene dioica - Red Campion 
Stellaria holostea - Greater Stitchwort 
Stellaria media - Common Chickweed 
Stellaria neglecta - Greater Chickweed 
Symphytum orientale - White Comfrey 
Veronica agrestis - Green Field Speedwell 
Veronica filiformis - Slender Speedwell 
Veronica hederifolia - Ivy-leaved Speedwell 
Veronica persica - Common Field Speedwell 
Veronica serpyllifolia - Thyme-leaved Speedwell 
Vinca major - Greater Periwinkle 
Vinca minor - Lesser Periwinkle 
Viola arvensis - Field Pansy 
Viola odorata - Sweet Violet 
Viola riviniana - Common Dog Violet 
Wisteria 
 
Northamptonshire - Pink Moon, Walgrave 
Shropshire - War Memorial 
 
MARCH 2019 
Caprella bursa-pastoris - Shepherd's Purse - Flower 
Crow, Carrion - Corvus corone 
Diaea dorsata - Green Crab Spider 
Ficaria verna - Lesser Celandine - Flower 
Common Gull - Larus canus 
Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea 
Ichneumon stramentor - Ichneumid Wasp 
Lamium purpurea - Red Dead-nettle - Flower 
Magpie, Common - Pica pica 
Rose-ringed Parakeet - Psittacula krameri 
Rook - Corvus frugilegus 
Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus 
Tussilago farfara - Coltsfoot - Flower 
 
Oak Beauty - Biston strataria - Moth 
Diurnea fagella - Micro-moth 
Clouded Drab - Orthosia incerta - Moth 
Early Grey - Xylocampa areola - Moth 
Hebrew Character - Orthosia gothica - Moth 
Lead-coloured Drab - Orthosia populeti - Moth 
Double-striped Pug - Gymnoscelis rufifasciata - Moth 
Common Quaker - Orthosia cerasi - Moth 
Small Quaker - Orthosia cruda - Moth 
Twin-spotted Quaker - Orthosia munda - Moth 
Shoulder Stripe - Anticlea badiata - Moth 
Waved Umber - Menophra abruptaria - Moth 
 
Halifax - The Piece Hall 
London - People's Vote March 
Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire 
 
FEBRUARY 2019 
Pale Brindled Beauty - Phigalia pilosaria 
Dotted Border - Agriopis marginaria 
March Moth - Alsophila aescularia 
Common Quaker - Orthosia cerasi 
Rook - Corvus frugilegus 
Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus 
 
JANUARY 2019 
Cormorant, Great - Phalacrocorax carbo 
Crow - hybrid Carrion x Hooded 
Sparrowhawk, Eurasian - Accipiter nisus 
Swan, Mute - Cygnus olor 
Willow Catkins 
 
Welford, Leicestershire - Grand Union Canal, 
Hardwick, Northants - Church of St Leonard 
Northampton - Depare Abbey at night 
Scotland - Edinburgh Scenes 
 
 
 
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