Common carder bumblebee - Wildnet / Nick Upton
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Photo: Vaughn Matthews
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Common blue damselfly - Les Binns / Wildnet
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One of the most iconic fungi species; the Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) is the classic toadstool of fairy tales and a truly magical sight amongst the autumnal leaf litter.
The Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) is the largest of the three woodpeckers found in the UK.