Fast moving insects which hunt over water or at the edge of water.
The day these pictures were taken, there were several individuals of each of these two species hunting by the pool at Wightwick Manor. But these two were the only ones obliging enough to stay still even long enough for a quick snap.
So called because it is reputedly one of the most flavoursome of the wild fungi. I would not fancy trying with this one, which is growing on a dead tree right by the Chapel Ash roundabout on the ring road.
All the leaves at eye level of the trees in Chillington woods recently seemed to have been thoroughly eaten, presumably by caterpillars, although I couldn’t spot any of the guilty parties themselves.
These water lilies on Badger lower pool were just about to come out when pictured in late May.
The catkins of this poplar were releasing their downy seeds.
Another set of pictures of ducklings.
These were on the canal at Coalbrookdale.
Two dandelion seed heads: one as yet undisturbed, the other with almost all the seed already dispersed.
This was one of several ladybirds on a nettle patch.
The distinctive flower of a horse chestnut tree.
This is probably a field mushroom, though it is hard to be sure because only the top of the cap was visible.
It was growing through the gap in the pavement left for one of the trees which line Tettenhall Road.
A fly feeding on an early buttercup in mid May. The head and body of the fly are flecked with bright yellow pollen.
This hawthorn blossom was coming out, in line with its alternative name, precisely in the middle of May.