Gallery of photos - Wildlife
Bumble Bee collecting pollen from a flower:
Butterfly - Red Admiral:
Dragonfly near the ponds:
Frog on a lily pad (left) and a damselfly drying itself having just shed it's old exoskeleton (right) near the ponds:
Eyed Hawk Moth:
Female Ghost Moth (left) and the Coxcombe Prominent Moth (right):
Scarce Bordered-Straw Moth (left) and Peach Blossom Moth (right)
Blairs Mocha Moth (left) and Light Emerald Moth (right)
See also: Moth Surveys
Spider - wasp spider:
Spider's web with a garden spider:
The team at Highdown Gardens got quite the surprise when they found this snappy chappy in the undergrowth ...
The male stag beetle was spotted by Highdown's apprentice Shaun Blower.
Although once common in southern England, the numbers of insects have declined in recent years and it is now on the endangered list.
The exotic creature will have spent about six or seven years underground, growing from a larva by feeding on rotten wood.
Now hatched, it will spend the next few weeks looking for a partner before his short life cycle ends at the end of the summer.
Caterpillars - Copyright Steve Speller
See also Moth Survey.