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Species Photograph Gallery

11-spot Ladybird

Photograph by: Joe Stockwell

16-spot Ladybird

Photograph by: Kevin Barber

7-spot Ladybird

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Acorn Weevil

Photograph by: Kevin Barber

Adder

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Adder

Female

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Adder

Male

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Adder

Male

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Adder

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Adders Tongue Fern

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Adonis Blue

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Adonis Blue

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Adonis Blue

Photograph by: Terry Elborn

Adonis Blue

Photograph by: Andy Martin

Adonis Blue

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Agrimony

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Agrimony

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alder

Although a deciduous tree it has seed heads like fir cones

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alder

The leaves are broad, ribbed and serated

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alder

The flowers have a purple tinge

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alder

The alder can grow into quite a big tree

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alder

It has catkins that are larger than hazel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alder Buckthorn

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alder Moth

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Alexanders

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alexanders

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alexanders

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Alpine Swift

Photograph by: Retweet

American Skunk-cabbage

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

American Yellow Warbler

Photograph by: Nick Urch

Amethyst Deceiver

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Angle Shades

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Angle Shades

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Angular Orb Web Spider

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Angular Orb Web Spider

Photograph by: Phil Saunders

Annual Mercury

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Annual Pearlwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Annual Seablite

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Annual Wall Rocket

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Annual Wall Rocket

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Archers Dart

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Arctic Tern

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Arctic Tern

Photograph by: Joe Stockwell

Arrowhead

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Arrowhead

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The inside does not really show aging circles

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The flowers appear in small sprays and are dark brown, almost black

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The buds appear at the end of twigs and are chocolate brown

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The bark develops wrinkles with age!

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

In winter the twigs bear large black opposite buds

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The ash is a tall, elegant tree

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The bunches of keys can stay on the tree for much of the winter

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The bark is fairly smooth and ash coloured

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ash

The key-like seeds have a single 'wing'

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Atlantic Grey Seal

Photo not taken in Doret

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Atlantic Grey Seal

Photograph by: Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

Atlantic Poppy

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

August Thorn

Photograph by: Phyl England

Autumn Gentian

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Autumn Gentian

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Autumn Hawkbit

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Autumn Ladys-tresses

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Autumn Ladys-tresses

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Autumn Ladys-tresses

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Autumnal Rustic

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Autumnal Rustic

Photograph by: Phil Saunders

Avocet

Photograph by: Phyl England

Avocet

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Avocet

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Avocet

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Avocet

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Azure Damselfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Azure Damselfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Azure Damselfly

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Babingtons Leek

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Badger

Photograph by: John Wall

Badger

Photograph by: Brian Whalley

Badger

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Badger

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bairds Sandpiper

Photograph by: Roger Howell

Bairds Sandpiper

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Balearic Shearwater

Photograph by: Dominic Couzens

Banded Agrion

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Banded Agrion

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Banded Agrion

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Banded Agrion

Photograph by: Adrian Comben

Bank fir moss

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bank Vole

Photograph by: Tony Furnell

Bank Vole

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bar-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bar-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bar-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Barn Owl

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Barn Owl

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Barn Owl

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Barn Owl

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Barn Owl

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Barnacle Goose

Photograph by: Edmund Mackrill

Barnacle Goose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Barred Red

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Barred Rivulet

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Barred Sallow

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Barred Straw

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Barred Warbler

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Barred Yellow

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Barren Strawberry

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Barren Strawberry

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bastard Toadflax

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beaked Hawks-beard

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beaked Hawks-beard

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bearded Tit

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bearded Tit

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Bearded Tit

Photograph by: Paul Dibden

Bearded Tit

Photograph by: Graham Jaggard

Bearded Tit

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Beautiful Demoiselle

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Beautiful Demoiselle

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Beautiful Gothic

Photograph by: Glen Maddison

Beautiful Marbled

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Beautiful Plume Moth

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Beautiful Yellow Underwing

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Beautilful Snout

Photograph by: Marcus Lawson

Bedeguar Gall

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bedstraw Hawk-moth

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Bee Orchid

Photograph by: Edmund Mackrill

Bee Orchid

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bee Orchid

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bee-wolf

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Bee-wolf

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bee-wolf

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Bee-wolf

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Beech

The leaf buds are very pronounced

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beech

The flowers are not particularly conspicuous  

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beech

A big, strong tree

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beech

Newly developing nuts

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beech

Bark much smoother than the oak

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beech

Fallen nuts are known as beech mast

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beech

Leaves can often stay on the tree all winter

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Beefsteak Fungus

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bell Heather

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bell Heather

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Betony

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Betony

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bewicks Swan

Photograph by: Internet Open Source

Bilberry

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birch Knight

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birch Mocha

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Birch Mocha

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Birch Polypore

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsfoot

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsfoot Clover

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsnest Orchid

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Birdsnest Orchid

Photograph by: Bob Ford

Birdsnest Orchid

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Biting Stonecrop

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Biting Stonecrop

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bitter Vetchling

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bitter Vetchling

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bittern

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Bittern

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Bittersweet

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bittersweet

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Ant

Photograph by: Lynda Lambert

Black Arches

Photograph by: Phyl England

Black Arches

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Black Bindweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Bindweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Brant

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Black Brant

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Black Bryony

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Bryony

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Bryony

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Currant

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Darter

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black Darter

Photograph by: Mike Gibbons

Black Darter

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Black Darter

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Black Darter

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Black Darter

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Black Horehound

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Horehound

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Medick

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Mustard

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Mustard

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Nightshade

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Pine

A rather chaotic pine tree

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Poplar

Black poplar produces these attractive purple catkins

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Poplar

The branches have multiple twigs at the ends

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Poplar

The bark has vertical ridges

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Poplar

This is a big, tall and bold tree

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Redstart

Photograph by: Clive Templeton

Black Redstart

Photograph by: Mike Morse

Black Redstart

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Black Snipe Fly

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Black Swan

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black Tern

American race - first Dorset record

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Black Tern

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black-headed Bunting

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Black-headed Bunting

Photograph by: Simon Treasure

Black-headed Gull

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black-headed Gull

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Black-headed Gull

Summer plumage

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black-headed Gull

Winter plumage

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Black-necked Grebe

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black-necked Grebe

Photograph by: John Wall

Black-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Black-tailed Godwit

Summer plumage

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Graham Jaggard

Black-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Black-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Black-tailed Godwit

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Black-tailed Godwit

Winter plumage

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black-tailed Skimmer

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black-tailed Skimmer

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Black-throated Diver

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Black-throated Diver

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Blackbird

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Blackbird

Male

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackbird

Female

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackcap

Photograph by: Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

Blackcap

Male with black cap

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Blackcap

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Blackcap

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackcap

Female with brown cap

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Blackening Waxcap

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackneck Moth

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Blackthorn

The bare twigs clearly show the sharp thorns

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackthorn

The fruit are known as sloes

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackthorn

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackthorn

The shrub is a rather tangled mess!

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blackthorn

The flowers emerge before the leaves

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bladder Campion

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bladder Campion

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blanketflower

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blood-vein

Photograph by: John Gifford

Bloody Nosed Beetle

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Bloody Nosed Beetle

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Blossom Underwing

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Blotched Emerald

Photograph by: Terry Elborn

Blow Fly (C mortuorum)

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Bloxworth Snout

Photograph by: Andrew Cooper

Bloxworth Snout

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Blue Fleabane

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blue Fleabane

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blue Fleabane

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blue Fleabane

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blue Roundhead

Photograph by: Ian Andrews

Blue Tit

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Blue Tit

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Blue Tit

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Blue-headed Wagtail

Photograph by: Kevin Sayer

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Photograph by: Lynda Lambert

Blue-tailed Damselfly

Photograph by: Edmund Mackrill

Blue-tailed Damselfly

form: rufescens

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bluebell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bluebell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bluebell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bluebottle

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Bluethroat

Photograph by: Richard Charmouth

Bluethroat

Photograph by: John Wall

Blusher

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Blusher

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Bog Asphodel

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bog Asphodel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Asphodel

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bog Bush-cricket

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bog Bush-cricket

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bog Bush-cricket

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Bog Myrtle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Myrtle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Myrtle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Pimpernel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Pimpernel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Pimpernel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Pondweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Pondweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bog Pondweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bogbean

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Bonapartes Gull

Photograph by: Clive Templeton

Bonapartes Gull

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bonapartes Gull

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Borage

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bordered Beauty

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Bordered Beauty

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Bordered Beauty

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Bordered Straw

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Bordered White

Photograph by: John Gifford

Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Boxworm Moth

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Boxworm Moth

Photograph by: Marcus Lawson

Boxworm Moth

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Bramble

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bramble

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bramble

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brambling

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brambling

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Brambling

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Brambling

Photograph by: Retweet

Branched Bur-reed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brent Goose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brent Goose

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Brent Goose

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Brent Goose

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Bright-line Brown-eye

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Brimstone

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Brimstone

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Brimstone

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Brimstone Moth

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Brindled Ochre

Photograph by: John Gifford

Bristly Oxtongue

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bristly Oxtongue

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broad Bodied Chaser

Male

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Broad Bodied Chaser

Female

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Broad Bodied Chaser

Male

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Broad Bodied Chaser

Female

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Broad-barred White

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Broad-leaved Dock

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broad-leaved Pondweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broad-leaved Pondweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broad-leaved Willowherb

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broad-leaved Willowherb

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brooklime

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brookweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brookweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broom

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broom

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Broom

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brown Argus

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Brown Argus

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Brown Argus

Photograph by: Andy Martin

Brown China Mark

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Brown Hairstreak

Photograph by: Mike Gibbons

Brown Hairstreak

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Brown Hairstreak

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Brown Hare

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Brown Hare

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Brown Hawker

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Brown Hawker

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Brown Hawker

Photograph by: Steve Smith

Brown Heath Robberfly

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Brown Heath Robberfly

Photograph by: Phil Saunders

Brown Rat

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Brown Rat

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Brown Rat

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Brown Rollrim

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Brown Silver-line

Photograph by: John Gifford

Brown-tail

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Brown-tail

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Brown-tail

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Bucks-horn Plantain

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Buff Arches

Photograph by: John Gifford

Buff Ermine

Photograph by: lfcfrymod (name not known)

Buff Ermine

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Buff-tip

Photograph by: Peter Moore

Buff-tip

Photograph by: Andrew Cooper

Bugle

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Bugle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bugle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bugloss

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bugloss

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bulbous Buttercup

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bulbous Buttercup

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bullfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bullfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bullfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Bullfinch

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Burgundy Drop Bonnet

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Burnet Companion

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Burnet Rose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Burnet Rose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Burnet-saxifrage

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Burnished Brass

Photograph by: lfcfrymod (name not known)

Burnished Brass

Photograph by: Terry Elborn

Bush Vetch

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Bush Vetch

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Butchers-broom

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Butchers-broom

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Butterfly Bush

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Butterfly Bush

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Buzzard

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Buzzard

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Buzzard

Photograph by: Edmund Mackrill

Buzzard

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Cabbage Moth

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Campion Moth

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Canada Goose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Canadian Goldenrod

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Canary-shouldered Thorn

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Canary-shouldered Thorn

Photograph by: Phyl England

Capsid bug (H thoracica)

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Carline Thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Carline Thistle

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Carline Thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Carrion Crow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Carrion Crow

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Carrion Crow

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Carrot Broomrape

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Carrot Broomrape

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Caspian Gull

Photograph by: Phyl England

Caspian Gull

Photograph by: John Wall

Cats-ear

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cats-ear

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cats-ear

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cats-ear

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cattle Egret

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Cattle Egret

Photograph by: Kevin Butler

Cattle Egret

Photograph by: Steve Groves

Cattle Egret

Photograph by: Roger Howell

Celery-leaved Buttercup

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Celery-leaved Buttercup

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Centre-barred Sallow

Photograph by: John Gifford

Cettis Warbler

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Cettis Warbler

Juvenile

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Cettis Warbler

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Cettis Warbler

Photograph by: Joe Stockwell

Chaffinch

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Chaffinch

Photograph by: Ian Kirk

Chalk Carpet

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Chalk Milkwort

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Chalk Milkwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Chalk Stream Water Crowfoot

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Chalkhill Blue

Photograph by: Adrian Comben

Chalkhill Blue

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Chalkhill Blue

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Chalkhill Blue

Photograph by: Steph Murphy

Chamomile

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Chamomile Shark

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Chanterelle

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Charlock

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Charlock

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cherry Gall

Photograph by: John Down

Cherry Laurel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cherry Laurel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Chickory

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Chickory

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Chiffchaff

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Chiffchaff

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Chiffchaff

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Chiffchaff

Photograph by: Simon Treasure

Chinese Character

Photograph by: lfcfrymod (name not known)

Cinnabar Moth

Caterpillar 

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Cinnamon Bug

Photograph by: Lynda Lambert

Cinnamon Bug

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Clancys Rustic

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Clancys Rustic

Photograph by: Martin Raper

Clay Triple-lines

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Cleavers

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cleavers

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Clifden Nonpareil

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Clifden Nonpareil

Photograph by: Peter Robertson

Clifden Nonpareil

Photograph by: Phil Sterling

Clifden Nonpareil

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Cliff Tiger Beetle

Photograph by: Billy Dykes

Climbing Corydalis

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Climbing Corydalis

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Climbing Corydalis

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cloaked Carpet

Photograph by: Roger Hewitt

Clouded Agaric

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Clouded Buff

Photograph by: Phil Saunders

Clouded Drab

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Clouded Yellow

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Clouded Yellow

Photograph by: Mike Gibbons

Clouded Yellow

Photograph by: Andy Martin

Clouded Yellow

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Clouded Yellow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Clustered Bellflower

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Clustered Bellflower

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Clustered Clover

Photograph by: Billy Dykes

Clustered Dock

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Clustered Dock

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Coal Tit

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Coal Tit

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Collared Dove

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Collared Earthstar

Photograph by: Mark James

Colts-foot

Photograph by: Phil Sterling

Colts-foot

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Colts-foot

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Colts-foot

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Columbine

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Columbine

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Columbine

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Comma

Photograph by: Andrew Cooper

Comma

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Comma

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Blue

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Blue

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Blue

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Common Blue

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Blue

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Blue Damselfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Blue Damselfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Blue Damselfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Broomrape

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Burying Beetle

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Common Calamint

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Centaury

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Centaury

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Centaury

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Chickweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Cockchafer

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Cockchafer

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Comfrey

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Comfrey

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Common Cornsalad

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Cottongrass

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Cottongrass

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Cow-wheat

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Cow-wheat

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Cross Spider

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Cross Spider

Photograph by: Anne Richardson

Common Cudweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Darter

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Darter

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Darter

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Darter

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Darter

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Darter

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Dodder

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Dodder

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Dodder

Photograph by: Alex Mills

Common Dog-violet

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Dog-violet

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Earth Ball

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Earth Ball

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Earth Ball

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Evening-primrose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Field Grasshopper

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Common Field Grasshopper

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Field Grasshopper

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Common Field Grasshopper

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Field Speedwell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Field Speedwell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Field Speedwell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Figwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Fleabane

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Fleabane

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Fleabane

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Fleabane

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Frog

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Common Frog

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Common Frog

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Green Shieldbug

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Common Gromwell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Gromwell

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Gull

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Gull

Photograph by: Joe Stockwell

Common Gull

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Gull

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Hempnettle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Hempnettle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Hempnettle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Inkcap

Photograph by: Nelly Gertrude

Common Knapweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Lizard

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Lizard

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Lizard

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Common Lizard

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Common Malachite Beetle

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Mallow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Mallow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Mazegill

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Common Milkwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Milkwort

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Common Milkwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Mouse-ear

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Mouse-ear

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Nettle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Nettle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Orache

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Orache

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Plume Moth

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Common Poppy

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Poppy

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Purple and Gold Moth

Photograph by: John Lloyd

Common Quaker

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Common Ragwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Ragwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Ragwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Ramping-fumitory

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Reed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Reed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Reed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Reed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Reedmace

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Reedmace

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Rock-rose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Rosefinch

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Common Rosefinch

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Common Sandpiper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Sandpiper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Sandpiper

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Common Sandpiper

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Scoter

Photograph by: Richard Charmouth

Common Scoter

Photograph by: Gerry Shilham

Common Scoter

Photograph by: Richard Charmouth

Common Scoter

Juvenile female

Photograph by: Steve Groves

Common scurveygrass

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common scurveygrass

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common scurveygrass

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Sea-lavender

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Sea-lavender

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Seal

Photograph by: Phyl England

Common Seal

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Shrew

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Common Snail

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Sorrel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Sow-thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Spiny Digger Wasp

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Spotted Orchid

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Spotted Orchid

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Spotted Orchid

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Spotted Orchid

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Storksbill

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Storksbill

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Storksbill

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Stump Brittlestem

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Common Tern

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Tern

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Tern

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Tern

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Tern

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Common Toad

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Toad

Photograph by: Dorset Wildlife Trust

Common Toadflax

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Toadflax

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Twayblade

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Twayblade

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Twayblade

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Twayblade

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Valerian

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Valerian

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Vetch

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Vetch

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Vetch

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Wainscot

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Common Wasp

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Common Wasp

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Common Whitlowgrass

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Common Whitlowgrass

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Compact Bog Moss

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Convolvulous Hawkmoth

Photograph by: Phyl England

Convolvulous Hawkmoth

Photograph by: James Gale

Convolvulous Hawkmoth

Caterpillar

Photograph by: Dorset Wildlife Trust

Convolvulous Hawkmoth

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Convolvulous Hawkmoth

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Coot

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Coot

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Coral Necklace

Photograph by: RSPB Arne

Corky-fruited Water-dropwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cormorant

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Cormorant

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Cormorant

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Cormorant

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Cormorant

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cormorant

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Corn Bunting

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Corn Bunting

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Corn Bunting

Photograph by: Simon Treasure

Corn Bunting

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Corn marigold

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Corn Mint

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Corn Spurrey

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Corn Spurrey

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Coronet Moth

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Corsican Pine

Tall upright trees grown for their timber

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Corsican Pine

It has needles rather than leaves

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Corsican Pine

The bark is ridged

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cosmopolitan

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Cotton Thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cotton Thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cow Parsley

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cow Parsley

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cow Parsley

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cowslip

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cowslip

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Cowslip

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cowslip

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crab Apple

Lovely white flower often with a tinge of pink

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crab Apple

It is the outside, or sepals, that give the pink look

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crab Apple

It produces small apples

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crack Willow

The tree has masses of thin branches and has a greenish tinge in winter 

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crack Willow

The bark is rough and attractive to lichens

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crack Willow

The twigs are very brittle which is where it gets its name

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crack Willow

The wood is very light in colour

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crack Willow

The buds are alternate along the twig

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crack Willow

the flower buds are silvery and furry

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crane Fly (T paludosa)

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cream-bordered Green Pea Moth

Photograph by: Martin Raper

Cream-bordered Green Pea Moth

Photograph by: Phil Sterling

Cream-spot Tiger

Photograph by: Barbara Bisset

Cream-spot Tiger

Photograph by: Phyl England

Creeping Buttercup

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Buttercup

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Cinquefoil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Cinquefoil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Thistle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Willow

The flowers emerge alternate rather than opposite

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping Willow

A low growing creeping shrub

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping-Jenny

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Creeping-Jenny

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crimson Speckled Moth

Photograph by: Bob Ford

Crimson Waxcap

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Cross Leaved Heath

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cross Leaved Heath

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cross Leaved Heath

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cross Leaved Heath

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crossbill

Male

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Crossbill

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Crossbill

Female

Photograph by: Simon Treasure

Crosswort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crosswort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Crucifer Bug

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Crucifer Bug

Photograph by: RSPB Arne

Cuckoo

Photograph by: Birds Poole Harbour

Cuckoo

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Cuckooflower

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Cuckooflower

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cuckooflower

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cuckooflower

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Curled Dock

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Curlew

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Curlew

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Curlew

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Curlew

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Curlew

Photograph by: Lynda Lambert

Curlew

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Curlew

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Curlew Sandpiper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Curlew Sandpiper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Curlew Sandpiper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Cut-leaved Cranesbill

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Cypress Carpet

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Daisy

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dance Fly (E livida)

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Dance fly (E tessellata)

Photograph by: Kevin Barber

Dance fly (E tessellata)

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Dance Fly (H grossipes)

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Dandelion

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Danish Scurveygrass

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dark Bush Cricket

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dark Bush Cricket

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dark Bush Cricket

Photograph by: Phil Saunders

Dark Crimson Underwing

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Dark Crimson Underwing

Photograph by: Phil Sterling

Dark Green Fritillary

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Dark Green Fritillary

Photograph by: James Gale

Dark Green Fritillary

Photograph by: Butterfly Conservation Dorset

Dark Spectacle

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Dark Swordgrass

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Dark-edged Bee-fly

Photograph by: Kevin Barber

Dark-edged Bee-fly

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dark-edged Bee-fly

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dark-edged Bee-fly

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Dark-eyed Junco

Photograph by: Roger Hewitt

Dartford Warbler

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dartford Warbler

Photograph by: David Foster

Dartford Warbler

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Dartford Warbler

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dartford Warbler

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Deaths-head Hawk-moth

Photograph by: Phyl England

Deaths-head Hawk-moth

Photograph by: Phyl England

December Moth

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Delicate Moth

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Delicate Moth

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Devils coach-horse

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Devils coach-horse

Photograph by: James Gale

Devils-bit Scabious

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dewicks Plusia

Photograph by: Mark Holloway

Dewicks Plusia

Photograph by: Phyl England

Dewicks Plusia

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Diamond-back Moth

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Dingy Skipper

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dingy Skipper

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Dipper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dipper

Photograph by: Terry Elborn

Dipper

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Dipper

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Dipper

Photograph by: Peter Moore

Dock Shieldbug

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Dock Shieldbug

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dock Shieldbug

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Dog Rose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dog Rose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dogwood

The red stems are often the best guide and these are most visible in winter

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dogwood

Certainly and scrubby and untidy shrub in winter

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dogwood

The cream flower is much like other species of the same family wth the flower head made up of a cluster of smaller flowers

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dormouse

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Dorset Heath

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dorset Heath

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Dot Moth

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Dotted Bee-fly

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Dotted Bee-fly

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dotted Chestnut

Photograph by: Roger Hewitt

Dotted Clay Moth

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Double Kidney Moth

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Double Square Spot

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Doves-foot Cranesbill

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Down Shieldbug

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Down Shieldbug

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Downlooker Snipe Fly

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Downlooker Snipe Fly

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Downy Birch

As the tree ages the bark becomes more silvery and is easily confused with silver birch but the bark is always smoother than that of its cousin. 

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Downy Birch

The bark is usually smoother than silver birch and more coppery in colour in young trees

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Downy Birch

The leaf buds are alternate up the stem

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Downy Birch

Like other birch family members it produces catkins in spring

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Downy Birch

Very similar to silver birch but more upright

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Downy Emerald

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Downy Emerald

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Drinker Moth

Photograph by: Brendan Shiels

Drinker Moth

Caterpillar

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Duke of Burgundy

Photograph by: Andrew Cooper

Duke of Burgundy

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Duke of Burgundy

Photograph by: Butterfly Conservation Dorset

Dunlin

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dunlin

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dunlin

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dunlin

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dunlin

Winter plumage

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dunnock

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Dunnock

Photograph by: Tony Furnell

Dunnock

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dunnock

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Dusky Longhorn Beetle

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Dusky Longhorn Beetle

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Dusky Longhorn Beetle

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Dusky Thorn

Photograph by: Terry Elborn

Dusky Thorn

Photograph by: Paul Rendell

Dusky Warbler

Photograph by: Steve Carey

Dwarf Gorse

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Dyers Greenweed

Photograph by: Mark James

Early Purple Orchid

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Early Purple Orchid

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Early Spider Orchid

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Early Spider Orchid

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Early Spider Orchid

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Early Thorn Moth

Photograph by: John Wall

Earth Fan

Photograph by:

Earth Tongue

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Earthy Powdercap

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Egyptian Goose

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Eider

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Eider

Photograph by: Sue Smith

Eider

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Eider

Photograph by: John Wall

Elder

The masses of smaller flowers make the flat topped elderflower

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Elder

In autumn the flowers turn to clusters of fruity berries

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Elder

The bark of older trees is very wrinkled

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Elder

Young trees have a dusky coloured smooth bark with some notches on them

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Elegant Tern

Photograph by: Dorset Wildlife Trust

Elegant Tern

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Elephant Hawk-moth

Caterpillar

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Elephant Hawk-moth

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Elephant Hawk-moth

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Emerald Damselfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Emerald Damselfly

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Emerald Damselfly

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Emerald Damselfly

Photograph by: Phil Saunders

Emperor Dragonfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Emperor Dragonfly

Photograph by: Steve Birt

Emperor Dragonfly

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Emperor Moth

Photograph by: Phyl England

Emperor Moth

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Emperor Moth

Caterpillar

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

English Elm

The leaf is really all there is to identify this once elegant tree as it rarely grows above head height before succumbing to Dutch elm disease 

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Engrailed Moth

Photograph by: Martin Raper

Essex Skipper

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Essex Skipper

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Essex Skipper

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Essex Skipper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

European Corn-borer

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

European Larch

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Eyed Hawkmoth

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Eyed Hawkmoth

Photograph by: Peter Moore

Eyed Ladybird

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Eyed Ladybird

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Face Fly

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Fallow Deer

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Fallow Deer

Photograph by: Richard Bradford

False Black Widow

Photograph by: Paul Harris

False Black Widow

Photograph by: Nick Hull

False Blister Beetle

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

False Deathcap

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

False Oxlip

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Feathered Brindle

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Feathered Gothic

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Feathered Thorn

Photograph by: John Lloyd

Feathered Thorn

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Fennel

Photograph by: Richard Bradford

Festoon

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Fever-fly

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Field Bindweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Field Forget-me-not

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Field Madder

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Field Maple

The leaf is a small version of the classic Canadian maple shape

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Field Rose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Fieldfare

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Fieldfare

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Figure of Eighty

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Figwort Sawfly

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Firecrest

Photograph by: RSPB Arne

Firecrest

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Firecrest

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Firecrest

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Firecrest

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Firecrest

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Five-spot Burnet

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Five-spot Burnet

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Flame Brocade

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Flame Carpet

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Flowers of Tan

Photograph by: Richard Charmouth

Flowers of Tan

Photograph by: Two Owls Birding

Flowers of Tan

Photograph by: Glyn Owen

Fly Agaric

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Fly Agaric

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Fly Agaric

Photograph by: Ian Julian

Forest Shieldbug

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Four Banded Longhorn Beetle

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Four Banded Longhorn Beetle

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Four Banded Longhorn Beetle

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Four-dotted Footman

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Four-spotted Chaser

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Four-spotted Chaser

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Four-spotted Moth

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Four-spotted Moth

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Fox Moth

Photograph by: John Gifford

Fox Moth

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Fox Moth

Caterpillar

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Foxglove

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Franklins Gull

Photograph by: Roger Hewitt

Franklins Gull

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Frosted Green

Photograph by: Chris Fox

Frosted Orange

Photograph by: RSPB Arne

Fulmar

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Fulmar

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Fulmar

Photograph by: Retweet

Fulmar

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Fulmar

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Gadwall

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Gadwall

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Gadwall

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Gadwall

Male

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Gadwall

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Gannet

Photograph by: Kevin Butler

Gannet

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Gannet

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Gannet

Photograph by: Kevin Butler

Garden Chafer

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Garden Pebble

Photograph by: John Gifford

Garden Tiger

Photograph by: Phyl England

Garden Tiger

Photograph by: Martin Raper

Garden Tiger

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Garden Warbler

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Garden Warbler

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Garganey

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Garganey

Photograph by: Steve Groves

Garganey

Photograph by: Retweet

Garganey

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Garlic Mustard

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Gatekeeper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Gatekeeper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Gatekeeper

Photograph by: Martin Adlam

Gatekeeper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Gem Moth

Photograph by: John Gifford

German Wasp

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

German Wasp

Photograph by: Kevin Barber

German Wasp

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Germander Speedwell

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Ghost Swift

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Giant Crane Fly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Giant Woodwasp

Photograph by: RSPB Arne

Giant Woodwasp

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Gipsywort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Glaucous Gull

Photograph by: Mike Morse

Glistening Inkcap

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Glow Worm

Photograph by: Adrian Comben

Glow Worm

Photograph by: Purbeck Pilgrim

Glow Worm

Photograph by: Edmund Mackrill

Glow Worm

Photograph by: Purbeck Pilgrim

Goat Moth

Caterpillar

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Goat Willow

The flowers of the willow family are similar across most species

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Goat Willow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Goat Willow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Goat Willow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Goat Willow

Goat willow (or sallow) is not a large tree

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Gold Spot

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Gold Spot

Photograph by: Peter Moore

Goldcrest

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Goldcrest

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Golden Oriole

Photograph by: Julian Thomas

Golden Pheasant

Photograph by: Tony Furnell

Golden Plover

Winter plumage

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Golden Plover

Photograph by: Aiden Brown

Golden Plover

Summer plumage

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Golden Twin-spot

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Golden Waxcap

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Golden-ringed Dragonfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Golden-tabbed Robberfly

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Goldeneye

Female with male behind

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Goldeneye

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Goldeneye

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Goldfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Goldfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Goldfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Goldfinch

Photograph by: Tony Furnell

Goldfinch

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Goodens Nomad Bee

Photograph by: Martin Adlam

Goosander

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Goosander

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Goosander

Photograph by: John Wall

Gorse

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Gorse

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Gorse Shieldbug

Photograph by: Lynda Lambert

Gorse Shieldbug

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Goshawk

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Grass Moth (E coronata)

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Grass Snake

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grass Snake

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grass Snake

Photograph by: James Lowther

Grasshopper Warbler

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Grasshopper Warbler

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grayling

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Grayling

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grayling

Photograph by: Luke Phillips

Great Black-backed Gull

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great Black-backed Gull

Juvenile

Photograph by: Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

Great Black-backed Gull

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Great Black-backed Gull

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Great Bustard

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Great Crested Grebe

Summer plumage

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great Crested Grebe

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great Crested Grebe

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great Crested Grebe

Winter plumage

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Great Crested Grebe

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Great Crested Newt

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Great Green Bush Cricket

Photograph by: James Gale

Great Green Bush Cricket

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great Green Bush Cricket

Photograph by: Dorset Wildlife Trust

Great Grey Shrike

Photograph by: Aiden Brown

Great Grey Shrike

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Great Grey Shrike

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great Northern Diver

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great Northern Diver

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Great Northern Diver

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Great Prominent

Photograph by: Mark Andrews

Great Reed Warbler

Photograph by: Roger Hewitt

Great Shearwater

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Great Shearwater

Photograph by: Brett Spencer

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Photograph by: RSPB Arne

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Photograph by: Tony Furnell

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Great Tit

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Great Tit

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Great White Egret

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Great White Egret

Photograph by: Dominic Couzens

Great White Egret

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Great White Egret

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Great White Egret

Photograph by: Graham Jaggard

Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Greater Butterfly Orchid

Photograph by: Colin Lamond

Greater Knapweed

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Greater Knapweed

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Greater Periwinkle

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Greater Stitchwort

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Green Alkanet

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Green Arches

Photograph by: John Gifford

Green Carpet

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Green Crab Spider

Photograph by: Terry Elborn

Green Dock Beetle

Photograph by: Adrian Comben

Green Elf-cup

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Green Hairstreak

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green Hairstreak

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green Lacewing

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green Nettle Weevil

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Green Sandpiper

Photograph by: Phyl England

Green Sandpiper

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Green Sandpiper

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green Sandpiper

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Green Silver-lines

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Green Silver-lines

Photograph by: John Gifford

Green Tiger Beetle

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green Tiger Beetle

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green Tiger Beetle

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Green Tiger Beetle

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Green Woodpecker

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green Woodpecker

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Green Woodpecker

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Green-brindled Crescent

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Green-brindled Crescent

Photograph by: lfcfrymod (name not known)

Green-brindled Crescent

Photograph by: Mike Hetherington

Green-brindled Crescent

Photograph by: Roger Hewitt

Green-eyed Flower Bee

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green-eyed Flower Bee

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Green-eyed Flower Bee

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Green-veined White

Photograph by: Paul Harris

Green-veined White

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Green-veined White

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Green-winged Orchid

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Green-winged Orchid

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Green-winged Orchid

Photograph by: Mark James

Green-winged Teal

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greenbottle

Photograph by: Kevin Barber

Greenbottle

Photograph by: Ian Kirk

Greenfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greenfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greenfinch

Photograph by: Graham Jaggard

Greenfinch

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greenish Warbler

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Greenish Warbler

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Greenshank

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greenshank

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greenshank

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greenshank

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Greenshank

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Greenshank

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grey Bush-cricket

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grey Heron

Photograph by: Adrian Groves

Grey Heron

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Heron

Photograph by: Brian Whalley

Grey Heron

Photograph by: Martin Wood

Grey Partridge

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Grey Phalarope

Photograph by: Freddy Alway

Grey Phalarope

Photograph by: Steve Carey

Grey Phalarope

Photograph by: Peter Coe

Grey Phalarope

Photograph by: Steve Groves

Grey Plover

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Plover

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Grey Plover

Summer plumage

Photograph by: Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group

Grey Plover

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grey Plover

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grey Poplar

The bark gives the tree its grey colouring

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Poplar

The buds on the twigs are alternate

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Poplar

Fully grown grey poplars can be quite tall and elegant

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Poplar

Flowers are small catkins

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Squirrel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Squirrel

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Squirrel

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Grey Wagtail

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Grey Wagtail

Photograph by: Pam Parsons

Grey Wagtail

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Grey Wagtail

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Grey Willow

The grey willow is usually foud in damp, marshy habitats

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Willow

The bark has a greyish look and is often pitted

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Willow

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Willow

Close up it is easy to see how the twigs get their silvery-grey appearance

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey Willow

The branch tips are distinctly silvery-grey which gives it its name

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grey-haired Mining Bee

Photograph by: Steve Smith

Grey-patched Mining Bee

Photograph by: Kevin Barber

Greylag Goose

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Greylag Goose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Greylag Goose

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Grizzled Skipper

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Ground Ivy

Photograph by: Ian Andrews

Guelder-rose

The outside petals surround others that appear to be buds that never open

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Guelder-rose

The red berries in autumn are poisonous

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Guelder-rose

The shape of the leaf is useful once the the distinctive flowers are over

Photograph by: Peter Orchard

Guillemot

Photograph by: Adrian Groves

Guillemot

Photograph by: Hamish Murray

Guillemot

Photograph by: Debby Saunders

Gwynnes Mining Bee

Photograph by: Nick Hull

Gypsy Moth

Photograph by: Portland Bird Observatory

Hairy Curtain Crust

Photograph by: Charlie Richardson

Hairy Dragonfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Hairy Dragonfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Hairy Dragonfly

Photograph by: Ian Ballam

Hairy Dragonfly

Photograph by: Frank Gardener

Hairy Dragonfly

Photograph by: Mark Wright

Hairy Rock-cress