Birds visiting feeders
Frost looks magical
Frosted nature, looks like magic
More amazing looking mushrooms
Again some great mushroom, in the grass or on tree trunk lots of places they can be found
So many different mushrooms
Same mushrooms different viewing angle
Different stages of the same mushroom type
And two other species of mushroom
Same mushroom in the field, close-up top and gills
A tiny ones
Look at this one, the top shines like mother of pearl
Great variety of fungy/mushrooms
You can almost wait for the fairies to arrive
Different stages of one species of mushroom
The gills are used by the mushrooms to spread the spores
Nearly at the end of its visible lifecycle
Unusual in November, butterfly nearly hibernating on the path
Amazing spiderwebs and spider
Swallow's nest and eggs
Bees and bugs
POLLINATOR, DRAGONFLY AND DAMSELFLY CHALLENGE
The hummingbird hawk-moth migrates to the UK from Southern Europe each year. It can be seen hovering over flowers, feeding with its long proboscis; its wings move so quickly that it 'hums'.
How lucky are you if you find this in your back garden: a grass snake
Wildlife you might meet on a late evening stroll around Cambourne
Blackbird chick just fledged the nest
Blackbird alarm call
Not a good idea to cut any hedges etc. it's bird breeding season
Beautiful spring bulbs in flower
Signs of spring
Signs of spring
More dense nest
When ever you see a mushroom, don’t pick it up, they could be poisonous. So just admire them from a distance.
Hare's foot inkcap
Click on the link to find out more about this beautiful wasp nest
At the lakes in Great Cambourne you can find cormorants feeding on fish and drying their feathers in the tree. Keep your eye out for them on your next walk.
What are Cormorants
Cormorants are large, black waterbirds. They feed on fish, which they catch with their long, hook-tipped bills while swimming underwater. Cormorants can often be spotted perched on a rock, bank or tree with their wings held out. In this position, they are able to dry their feathers off which are not waterproof. Their feathers are not waterproof, so that they can dive underwater to catch their fish, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to do that.
Cormorant drying its feathers
Golden leaf tapestry
Enjoy your meal, hedgehog
This driver is going nowhere today, spiderweb 'wheelclamp'
Spider in a sink
Crafty spiderwebs covered with dew
Frosty bramble leaves
Female false widow spider
Daddy long leg spider
Can you see the spider web amongst the Virginia Creeper in autumn colour
Look at the amazing spiderwebs
What clever use of the grass to make and incredible spiderweb
The wasp spider is a great mimic - looking just like a common wasp keeps it safe from predators, even though it is not dangerous itself. The wasp spider is a very large, colourful spider that is a recent arrival in the UK from the continent and has slowly spread over the south of England, but now is spreading north as well. It builds large orb webs in grassland and heathland, and attaches its silk egg-sacs to the grasses.
Spider moving on its web
Bumble bee getting fed some sugarwater
Buzzing tree (sound up)
Can you hear the thousands of bees feasting on the nectar of this ivy bush? Ivy is a very good source of nectar late in the season when most flowers have stopped flowering.
False widow spider
False widow spiders are getting a lot of bad press, but in reality they're unlikely to bite humans.
Noble false widows are not native to the UK, but are thought to have arrived from the Canary Islands in banana boxes in the late 1800s. Populations became established along the south coast and have since spread north, likely as a result of global warming.
Remember the cygnets, look at them now. Well done to the swan parents
Some more finds for our butterfly challenge and much more…
Bumble bee pollinating
Deer in a play park
Oh dear, run they've seen us
Ants protecting their nest from intruders look at the amount of activity
Even more varieties of butterflies were sent in, thank you for doing so.
Butterfly feeding on nectar (see it's tongue go into the flower to get the nectar out)
Meadow brown feeding and fluttering away
Marbled White playing hard to catch
Grey lag goose hybrid on one of Cambourne's lake
Duck with ducklings
Unexpected surprise in a Cambourne garden, a beautiful newt
Please have a look at the amazing specimens that seem to be living in our community and a little bit further afield.
Caterpillars, butterflies and moths
The cygnets are back (put the volume up to hear them)
Cuckoo (Wicken Fen)
Cuckoos are very special birds, but do you know why?