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This butterfly is quite small with a wingspan of approximately 35mm. It has bright blue upper wings and pale blue underwings with small black spots.
One of Britain’s most striking and beautiful butterflies, the Peacock can be identified by its red background and striking pattern of bright blue, black and yellow eyespots on all four wings.
European honey bee
They are usually 10-15mm long with a black head and a golden brown and black body. The tail end (abdomen) has yellow and brown stripes. All four wings are clear. They are covered in short hairs – although they are much less ‘furry’ than bumblebees.
This bumblebee has a ginger front end (thorax), a black tail end (abdomen) and a white bottom. The queens, workers and males all have the same colour patterning.
Common Carder Bumblebee
This bumblebee looks almost completely pale ginger, and it’s front end (thorax) has the same uniform colour.
The common toad is between 8-15cm in length and has bumpy or warty skin, which is usually quite dry in appearance.
A small (12cm) brightly-coloured bird, with a red, white and black head and bright yellow patch on otherwise black wings.
This ladybird is between 5-8mm long and is either red or orange in colour with seven black spots, three on either wing case and one in the centre of the wing cases near the head.
The woodpigeon is a large (38-44cm) and somewhat cumbersome bird, with blue-grey head, dark grey back and dusky-pink breast.
Common Pipistrelle Bat
Pipistrelle bats are Britain’s most common bat species. They are a very small with a body length of around 4cm but their wing span makes them seem much bigger at around 20-24cm
An adult hedgehog is between 24-34cm in length and excluding their face are covered all over in sharp, brown spines, used to deter predators.
A relatively small (12-14cm) round bodied bird, which gives it a slightly dumpy appearance, with a slim tail.
A relatively small-bodied bird but with a very long-tail, which overall means its length is usually about 18cm.
A relatively small (14cm) bird, with a big, chunky bill.
A dark bird similar to a robin in size (13-14cm) and shape but very different in colour.
Common frogs are between 6-9cm in length and have smooth, moist skin which can be very varied in colour, from reddy-brown through to yellow, grey and olivey-green.
The Starling is a medium-sized bird (20cm) which is very dark, appearing black at a distance. Has a short tail, sharp pointed bill and a flat head.
The Swift is a medium-sized bird, which is an outstanding and acrobatic flier.
A large thrush at 26-29cm, with grey brown upper-parts, a long, white-sided tail and buff-coloured breast with round or crescent-shaped spots.
An adult fox is a relatively large mammal, ranging in length from 50-70cm not including the tail, which is usually around 40cm long (and can be very bushy in winter).