Do one thing
Set a moth trap to study different species close-up.
What to look for
If you cool off down by the sea you may be able to find dog whelks and their eggs.
Fungi are appearing now in woods and fields. You’ll smell the weirdly shaped stinkhorn before you see it among woodland vegetation.
Young foxes are playing in fields and quiet urban areas.
Did you know
Common lizards give birth to live young. In Britain, two other reptiles are also viviparous: the slow-worm and the adder. The common lizard and the adder are found as far north as the Arctic Circle! Find out more from The British Herpetological Society.
Habitat of the month: Heathland
Heather with their purple flowers can be a spectacular sight. In the undergrowth you can hear millions of grasshoppers calling for a mate.
Photo opportunity: Reptiles
They are at their most active this month, with snakes and lizards out hunting for prey. Watch for them warming up in sunny spots. If you can get out early they are still cold and slow, so easier to spot. A telephoto lens will help you get a good close-up shot without disturbing them.
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