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Stag beetle Larvae

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Stag beetle larvae and a close call with fire wood

  Stag Beetle larvae, Lucanus cervus,feeding on rotting willowThese two specimens had a close call when they where found in some wood being chopped up for the fire-they now have a new piece of wood in a quiet corner ,where they can pupate ,and emerge as adult stag beetles in early summer






Oxfordshire flood meadows

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Snake's head fritillaries

Snake's head fritillary,Fritillaria meleagris,on an early spring morning in an oxfordshire flood meadow
Once widespread and common in the Uk,is now restricted to a handfull of sites along the Thames Valley