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Wildlife Moments in 2020. 🦊

2020 has been tough on us humans but the natural world has carried on as normal. In fact in those early days of lockdown when most of us stayed home and the roads were eerily empty, wildlife blossomed. Many of us had time to notice the birds in our gardens , the visiting butterflies, the quiet rustle of hidden creatures going about their business. From all the negativity a greater connection to nature came about. We have so much to appreciate in our wilder surroundings.

Travel restrictions prevented me from venturing very far so my photos this year are from Lancashire and Cumbria. Still plenty to see though. Enjoy the pics. ❀️

Roe Deer spotted on the fringe of woodland earlier this year in Clitheroe.
Scarlet Elf Cups , Kirkby Stephen in March.
A sandmartin settles, the river Lune, Caton.
Round Leaved Wintergreen, Salthill Nature Reserve, Lancs.
Ringed Plovers and Dunlin, Port Carlisle, Cumbria.
Corncockle in a wildflower meadow on the Lowther Estate, Cumbria.
Red Admiral butterfly.
Little Egret with its bright yellow legs, Ravenglass, Cumbria.
Bonnie Bullfinch at a feeder in Caton, Lancashire.
Juvenile Wheatear , Cow Green Reservoir, Cumbria.
Fly Agaric on the riverside at Garrigill, Cumbria.
A Whitethroat by the sea in Heysham, Lancs.
Heather in bloom , Bowness on Solway, Cumbria.
Native Longhorn cattle on the Lowther Estate, Cumbria.
Marsh Cinquefoil , Eyecott Hill Nature Reserve in Cumbria.
Golden Plover , Cow Green Reservoir, Cumbria.
Pretty in pink waxcap , the village green in Melmerby.
Female Fallow Deer on the Dalemain Estate in Cumbria.
Bee Orchid in Clitheroe.
Little Owl in Clitheroe, one of two that perched on the tree every morning in early Summer.

What wildlife have you enjoyed seeing in 2020?