Anyone for peanuts?

2 different views here of a couple of common UK mammals.  These are not likely to confuse you on your British mammals identification! We have a family of 5 foxes (Latin name Vulpes vulpes) that visit us most evenings, there’s usually 2 or 3 hanging around and hopefully they see it as a safe place to be.  I took this little video of them chowing down on some peanuts the other night

4 foxes in an East Sussex garden, England, UK

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Garden wildlife, East Sussex

Finding wildlife to photograph can often be tricky to say the least, so recently I’ve taken to a bit of macro photography in the garden.  Its something that I do mostly on diving trips but should do more of at home, even though it can be an absolute nightmare trying to identify different species!

1st up is 1 of at least 3 slow worms in my garden, they are totally harmless lizards, not snakes, and if you’re wondering “Do slow worms bite?” then the answer is no 🙂  These guys live in and around our compost bins and luckily the area is full of slugs which the slow worms eat.

Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) East Sussex garden, England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk
Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) East Sussex garden, England, UK © www.edbrown.co.uk

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Magpie Moth (Abraxas grossulariata)

Sometimes I get dragged off the sofa for the daftest reasons.  Do the dishes, cook my dinner, make me coffee, all that kind of crap 😉  Today however was worth it for this Magpie moth, Latin name Abraxas grossulariata.  Very cool little thing that was hanging around the garden and it was nice to be able to put the macro lens to use again.  Who said moths were boring? look at the markings on this thing!

Magpie Moth(Abraxas grossulariata) East Sussex, England, UK
Magpie Moth(Abraxas grossulariata) East Sussex, England, UK