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September is a month of myriad changes in the British countryside. Leaf colours start to take on warm autumnal hews, migrant birds are on the move, and fungi appear in a variety of shapes and colours in woodlands, heaths and meadows.
Butterflies and bees feed on late-flowering plants, while wasps and hornet populations reach their peak and dormice feast on nuts and berries in preparation for their hibernation.
Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) hind in early morning mist. Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, UK, September. - Danny Green
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Danny Green / Red Deer (Cervus elaphus) hind in early morning mist. Bradgate Park, Leicestershire, UK, September.
Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) on heather moorland showing habitat, Peak District National Park, UK, September. Did you know? Red grouse thrive on managed moorlands  the UK has at least 155,00... - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) on heather moorland showing habitat, Peak District National Park, UK, September. Did you know? Red grouse thrive on managed moorlands the UK has at least 155,00...
Stubble left in fields after harvest, Haregill Lodge Farm, Ellingstring, North Yorkshire, England, UK, September. Did you know? The unique culture, history and dialect of Yorkshire is celebrated on th... - Paul Harris / 2020VISION
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Paul Harris / 2020VISION / Stubble left in fields after harvest, Haregill Lodge Farm, Ellingstring, North Yorkshire, England, UK, September. Did you know? The unique culture, history and dialect of Yorkshire is celebrated on th...
Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) perched on Rowan tree branch, Cheshire, UK, September. - Alan Williams
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Alan Williams / Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis) perched on Rowan tree branch, Cheshire, UK, September.
Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. September 2013. - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Buachaille Etive Mor, Rannoch Moor, Highlands, Scotland, UK. September 2013.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag during rut, Wales, UK. September. Captive in deer park. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag during rut, Wales, UK. September. Captive in deer park.
People and a dog walking along Winterton Beach. Norfolk, UK, September. - Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / People and a dog walking along Winterton Beach. Norfolk, UK, September.
Loch Lurgainn and Stac Pollaidh from Cul Beag, at sunset, Assynt, Highlands, Scotland, UK, September 2013. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Loch Lurgainn and Stac Pollaidh from Cul Beag, at sunset, Assynt, Highlands, Scotland, UK, September 2013.
Loch Garten and Abernethy Forest. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, September 2011. Did you know? The human population in the Cairngorms is very sparse  just 4.2 people per square kilometre. - Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION
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Mark Hamblin / 2020VISION / Loch Garten and Abernethy Forest. Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, September 2011. Did you know? The human population in the Cairngorms is very sparse just 4.2 people per square kilometre.
Marbled orb weaver spider (Araneus marmoreus) female, Sussex, England, UK, September. - Stephen  Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Marbled orb weaver spider (Araneus marmoreus) female, Sussex, England, UK, September.
Blue tit (Parus caeruleus) on branch with berries over water, Norfolk, UK, September - David Tipling
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David Tipling / Blue tit (Parus caeruleus) on branch with berries over water, Norfolk, UK, September
Male Migrant Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna mixta) South London, UK, September - Russell Cooper
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Russell Cooper / Male Migrant Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna mixta) South London, UK, September
English / Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) leaf on wet rocks, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, Scotland, September - Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / English / Pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) leaf on wet rocks, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, Scotland, September
Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) female bee sealing off brood cells with mud, at bee hotel, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September - Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Red mason bee (Osmia bicornis) female bee sealing off brood cells with mud, at bee hotel, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September
Seven-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) on fly agaric (Amanita muscaria). Sheffield, UK, September. - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Seven-spot Ladybird (Coccinella septempunctata) on fly agaric (Amanita muscaria). Sheffield, UK, September.
Porth Nanven at sunset, Cot Valley, Cornwall, England, UK. September 2015. - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Porth Nanven at sunset, Cot Valley, Cornwall, England, UK. September 2015.
Flock of wading birds flying over The Wash, at dusk, Norfolk, UK, September 2008. - Ernie  Janes
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Ernie Janes / Flock of wading birds flying over The Wash, at dusk, Norfolk, UK, September 2008.
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) feeding a fledgling on a wire. Perthshire, Scotland, September. Did you know? Swallows have long had a close association with humans - nesting in the eaves of buildings... - Fergus Gill / 2020VISION
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Fergus Gill / 2020VISION / Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) feeding a fledgling on a wire. Perthshire, Scotland, September. Did you know? Swallows have long had a close association with humans - nesting in the eaves of buildings...
Hills surrounded by mist at dawn, Eype Down, near Bridport, Dorset, England, September 2006 - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Hills surrounded by mist at dawn, Eype Down, near Bridport, Dorset, England, September 2006
Super moon rising above Glastonbury Tor with people watching, Somerset, England, UK, 27th September 2015. - Peter  Lewis
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Peter Lewis / Super moon rising above Glastonbury Tor with people watching, Somerset, England, UK, 27th September 2015.
Parasol mushrooms (Lepiota procera), Richmond Park, London, England, UK, September. Did you know? One way to identify mushrooms is the colour of the spores, for example this mushroom's spores are whit... - Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION
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Terry Whittaker / 2020VISION / Parasol mushrooms (Lepiota procera), Richmond Park, London, England, UK, September. Did you know? One way to identify mushrooms is the colour of the spores, for example this mushroom's spores are whit...
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Leicestershire, England, UK, September. Did you know? The familiar red fox is hugely adaptable, and is now the most widespread canine species in the world. - Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Leicestershire, England, UK, September. Did you know? The familiar red fox is hugely adaptable, and is now the most widespread canine species in the world.
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag chasing hind, Wales, UK. September. Captive in Deer Park. - Andy  Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Red deer (Cervus elaphus) stag chasing hind, Wales, UK. September. Captive in Deer Park.
Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) and Small tortoiseshell butterflies (Aglais urticae) feeding on Buddleia flowers (Buddleia davidii), Derbyshire, UK, September. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Peacock butterfly (Inachis io) and Small tortoiseshell butterflies (Aglais urticae) feeding on Buddleia flowers (Buddleia davidii), Derbyshire, UK, September.
Gannet (Morus bassanus) adults and a youngster silhouetted against an orange red sky as another adult prepares to land. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. September - Andrew Parkinson
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Andrew Parkinson / Gannet (Morus bassanus) adults and a youngster silhouetted against an orange red sky as another adult prepares to land. Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK. September
Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) on French marigold (Tagetes patula) flowers. September, Dorset UK - Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) on French marigold (Tagetes patula) flowers. September, Dorset UK
Blackberries (Rubus plicatus) fruit ripening on branch, close up,  Dorset, UK September 2008 - Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Blackberries (Rubus plicatus) fruit ripening on branch, close up, Dorset, UK September 2008
Amethyst deceiver fungus {Laccaria amethystea / amethystina} Lewesdon Hill, Dorset, England, September - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Amethyst deceiver fungus {Laccaria amethystea / amethystina} Lewesdon Hill, Dorset, England, September
View across Sound of Taransay to North Harris hills in stormy weather , West Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2014. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / View across Sound of Taransay to North Harris hills in stormy weather , West Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, September 2014.
Clouded yellow butterfly (Colias crocea) feeding on Devil's bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Hertfordshire, England, UK, September - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Clouded yellow butterfly (Colias crocea) feeding on Devil's bit scabious (Succisa pratensis), Hertfordshire, England, UK, September
Close up of Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) feeding at a flower (Aster sp), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September. - Phil Savoie
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Phil Savoie / Close up of Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) feeding at a flower (Aster sp), Monmouthshire, Wales, UK. September.
Fly Agaric Fungus (Amanita muscaria) within forestry plantation, Strathspey, Scotland, UK, September - Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Fly Agaric Fungus (Amanita muscaria) within forestry plantation, Strathspey, Scotland, UK, September
Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) asleep in old Blackcap nest. Captive. UK, September. - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) asleep in old Blackcap nest. Captive. UK, September.
Old man's beard / Travellers joy {Clematis vitalba} growing in hedgerow showing seed-head plumes and flowers, Norfolk, UK, September - Gary K. Smith
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Gary K. Smith / Old man's beard / Travellers joy {Clematis vitalba} growing in hedgerow showing seed-head plumes and flowers, Norfolk, UK, September
Painted Lady butterfly (Cynthia / Vanessa cardui) feeding on {Verbena bonariensis} flowers, UK, September - Nigel Bean
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Nigel Bean / Painted Lady butterfly (Cynthia / Vanessa cardui) feeding on {Verbena bonariensis} flowers, UK, September
Reflections in Llyn Gwynant, Glaslyn valley looking north east, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK, September. - Alan  Williams
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Alan Williams / Reflections in Llyn Gwynant, Glaslyn valley looking north east, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK, September.
Westward Ho! beach and view towards the town. North Devon, UK. September 2008. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Westward Ho! beach and view towards the town. North Devon, UK. September 2008.
Bridge over the The River Dart near Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK, September 2007 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Bridge over the The River Dart near Buckland in the Moor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK, September 2007
Beech nuts and beechmast of European beech tree {Fagus sylvatica} Dorset, UK, September - Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Beech nuts and beechmast of European beech tree {Fagus sylvatica} Dorset, UK, September
Canary-shouldered thorn moth (Ennomos alniaria) on bark. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK, September. - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Canary-shouldered thorn moth (Ennomos alniaria) on bark. Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK, September.
Jay (Garrulus glandarius) perched in Oak tree in autumn, Hertfordshire, England - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Jay (Garrulus glandarius) perched in Oak tree in autumn, Hertfordshire, England
Group of Silver birch trees (Betula pendula) on mist covered heathland at sunrise near Shatterford Bottom, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK September 2011 - Mike Read
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Mike Read / Group of Silver birch trees (Betula pendula) on mist covered heathland at sunrise near Shatterford Bottom, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK September 2011
Sea and stones at Porth Nanven beach, with rising tide at sunset, The Cot Valley, near Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall, UK. September 2012. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Sea and stones at Porth Nanven beach, with rising tide at sunset, The Cot Valley, near Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall, UK. September 2012.
Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) released adult foraging in garden, Sheffield, England, UK - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) released adult foraging in garden, Sheffield, England, UK
Welsh mountain pony (Equus caballus) grazing a hillside meadow on a foggy, dewy autumn morning. Wiltshire, UK, September 2010. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Welsh mountain pony (Equus caballus) grazing a hillside meadow on a foggy, dewy autumn morning. Wiltshire, UK, September 2010.
Dew on cobweb, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK, September - Laurie Campbell
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Laurie Campbell / Dew on cobweb, Berwickshire, Scotland, UK, September
Harrison Stickle and Great Langdale Valley. Lake District, Cumbria, England. September 2010. - Merryn Thomas
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Merryn Thomas / Harrison Stickle and Great Langdale Valley. Lake District, Cumbria, England. September 2010.
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) resting amongst autumn leaves, Leicestershire, England, UK, September - Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) resting amongst autumn leaves, Leicestershire, England, UK, September
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