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In August high summer tips over into signs of autumn. Hedgerows are already laden with ripe berries and seeds, attracting birds, butterflies and mammals to feast, while fungi are evident in woodlands, especially in a damp season. In upland areas of the north and west, heather moorland is in glorious bloom, while roebucks are active rutting and in the Caledonian forest pine martens embark on their courtship chase. Around Britain's coasts, waders en route from Arctic breeding grounds stop to refuel on estuaries and marshes, and August is also a prime month to see migrating petrels and shearwaters. Swifts and swallows feed on flying insects in preparation for their long migration and dragonfly numbers reach their peak.
Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) in purple heather, Peak District, uk - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) in purple heather, Peak District, uk
Golden Ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) female at rest on flower, Devon, England, UK, August - Adrian Davies
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Adrian Davies / Golden Ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii) female at rest on flower, Devon, England, UK, August
Comma butterfly (Polygonia C-album) feeding on ripe blackberries, Dorset, UK, August - Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Comma butterfly (Polygonia C-album) feeding on ripe blackberries, Dorset, UK, August
Male Common / House sparrow (Passer domesticus) perched on sunflower. Isles of Scilly, UK. August - Tim Martin
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Tim Martin / Male Common / House sparrow (Passer domesticus) perched on sunflower. Isles of Scilly, UK. August
Dormouse {Muscardinus avellanarius} on Bryony berries, UK - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Dormouse {Muscardinus avellanarius} on Bryony berries, UK
Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) in wheat stubble, Norfolk, UK, August. - Gary K. Smith
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Gary K. Smith / Brown hare (Lepus europaeus) in wheat stubble, Norfolk, UK, August.
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) male during rut, Wiltshire, UK (non-ex) - Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) male during rut, Wiltshire, UK (non-ex)
Harvest Mouse ( Micromys minutus) feeding on ear of wheat, Captive, UK, August - David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Harvest Mouse ( Micromys minutus) feeding on ear of wheat, Captive, UK, August
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) sniffing Blackberries (Rubus plicatus) England - Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) sniffing Blackberries (Rubus plicatus) England
An adult female Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) in a meadow of seagrass (Zostera marina). Studland Bay, Dorset, England, UK, August. Photographed under licence from Marine Management Organisat... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / An adult female Spiny Seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) in a meadow of seagrass (Zostera marina). Studland Bay, Dorset, England, UK, August. Photographed under licence from Marine Management Organisat...
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait underwater, amongst kelp. Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) portrait underwater, amongst kelp. Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August
Black-tailed godwits (Limosa limosa) fighting, Lodmoor RSPB reserve, Weymouth, Dorset, England, August - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Black-tailed godwits (Limosa limosa) fighting, Lodmoor RSPB reserve, Weymouth, Dorset, England, August
Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) male amongst purple flowering heather, Peak district, Derbyshire, UK - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) male amongst purple flowering heather, Peak district, Derbyshire, UK
Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) portrait of buck in purple heather, Peak district, UK, August - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) portrait of buck in purple heather, Peak district, UK, August
Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus), hen bird sitting amongst flowering heather (Calluna vulgaris). Scotland, August - Fergus Gill
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Fergus Gill / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus), hen bird sitting amongst flowering heather (Calluna vulgaris). Scotland, August
Exmoor pony {Equus caballus} walking amongst flowering heather {Ericaceae}, near Porlock Hill, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, UK. August. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Exmoor pony {Equus caballus} walking amongst flowering heather {Ericaceae}, near Porlock Hill, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, UK. August.
Red grouse {Lagopus lagopus scoticus} male flapping wings about to take off from moorland, Abernethy forest, Scotland, UK - Ian McCarthy
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Ian McCarthy / Red grouse {Lagopus lagopus scoticus} male flapping wings about to take off from moorland, Abernethy forest, Scotland, UK
Bell heather (Erica cinerea) in flower, Steadham Common Nature Reserve, Sussex, UK - Simon Colmer
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Simon Colmer / Bell heather (Erica cinerea) in flower, Steadham Common Nature Reserve, Sussex, UK
Windswept Hawthorn tree (Crataegus monogyna) among flowering heather. Nr Lynton, Exmoor National Park, Devon, UK, August 2010 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Windswept Hawthorn tree (Crataegus monogyna) among flowering heather. Nr Lynton, Exmoor National Park, Devon, UK, August 2010
Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) in purple heather, rock tor on horizon, Peak District, uk - Paul Hobson
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Paul Hobson / Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) in purple heather, rock tor on horizon, Peak District, uk
Slieve Lamagan from Annalong track, Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, August 2000 - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Slieve Lamagan from Annalong track, Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, August 2000
Adder {Vipera berus} amongst Heather flowers, UK - John Cancalosi
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John Cancalosi / Adder {Vipera berus} amongst Heather flowers, UK
Flowering heather with pine trees behind. Near Porlock, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, UK. August 2009. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Flowering heather with pine trees behind. Near Porlock, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, UK. August 2009.
Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) calling, Reeth, North Yorkshire, England, August - Guy Edwardes
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Guy Edwardes / Red grouse (Lagopus lagopus) calling, Reeth, North Yorkshire, England, August
Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) on Blackthorn with Black Bryony berries, Captive, UK - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) on Blackthorn with Black Bryony berries, Captive, UK
Ripening blackberries on Bramble bush (Rubus plicatus) Somerset, UK - Nigel Bean
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Nigel Bean / Ripening blackberries on Bramble bush (Rubus plicatus) Somerset, UK
Rowan (Sorbus sp) berries, UK, August - David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Rowan (Sorbus sp) berries, UK, August
Hawthorn berries {Crataegus monogyna} Scotland, UK - Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Hawthorn berries {Crataegus monogyna} Scotland, UK
Median wasp ( Dolchovespula media) flying to and  feeding on greengage fruit, UK - Dave Bevan
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Dave Bevan / Median wasp ( Dolchovespula media) flying to and feeding on greengage fruit, UK
Great Green Bush Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) male on Blackberries. South Wales, UK, August. - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Great Green Bush Cricket (Tettigonia viridissima) male on Blackberries. South Wales, UK, August.
Adult male Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) perched among Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) berries. Dorset, UK. - Colin Varndell
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Colin Varndell / Adult male Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) perched among Hawthorn (Crataegus sp.) berries. Dorset, UK.
Common Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) on blackberries, UK, Captive - David Kjaer
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David Kjaer / Common Dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) on blackberries, UK, Captive
Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium). View from above on acorn. Captive, UK, August. - Andy Sands
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Andy Sands / Acorn weevil (Curculio glandium). View from above on acorn. Captive, UK, August.
Grey squirrel {Sciurus carolinensis} feeding on conker, UK Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use. - Stephen Dalton
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Stephen Dalton / Grey squirrel {Sciurus carolinensis} feeding on conker, UK Not available for ringtone/wallpaper use.
Common dormouse {Muscardinus avellanarius} foraging for hazelnuts, UK. - George McCarthy
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George McCarthy / Common dormouse {Muscardinus avellanarius} foraging for hazelnuts, UK.
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) feeding on Blackberries (Rubus fructicosus) England - Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) feeding on Blackberries (Rubus fructicosus) England
Orange coloured Seashore Lichens (Xanthoria parietina) and Sea Ivory (Ramalina siliquosa) UK, August - Adrian Davies
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Adrian Davies / Orange coloured Seashore Lichens (Xanthoria parietina) and Sea Ivory (Ramalina siliquosa) UK, August
Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) colony in flight over Bass Rock at sunrise, Firth of Forth, Scotland, August 2009 - Wild Wonders of Europe / Green
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Green / Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) colony in flight over Bass Rock at sunrise, Firth of Forth, Scotland, August 2009
Common snail {Helix aspersa}, on lichen covered rock, The Lizard, Cornwall, UK. August. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Common snail {Helix aspersa}, on lichen covered rock, The Lizard, Cornwall, UK. August.
Beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) with periwinkles. Mull, Scotland, UK, Europe - Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Beadlet anemone (Actinia equina) with periwinkles. Mull, Scotland, UK, Europe
Dogfish egg case / Mermaid's purse (Scyliorhinus sp) on fan coral, Channel Isles, UK, August - Sue Daly
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Sue Daly / Dogfish egg case / Mermaid's purse (Scyliorhinus sp) on fan coral, Channel Isles, UK, August
Coral weed (Corallina officinalis) from rockpool, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - Alex Hyde
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Alex Hyde / Coral weed (Corallina officinalis) from rockpool, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK
A tide pool on Duckpool beach in the evening light. North Cornwall, UK, August 2010 - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / A tide pool on Duckpool beach in the evening light. North Cornwall, UK, August 2010
Looking down at eroded rocks off the coast of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, August 2010. - Philip Stephen
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Philip Stephen / Looking down at eroded rocks off the coast of Buchan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, August 2010.
Bladder wrack {Fucus vesiculosus} seaweed. Sandymouth bay, Cornwall, UK. August. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / Bladder wrack {Fucus vesiculosus} seaweed. Sandymouth bay, Cornwall, UK. August.
Two-spotted Goby (Gobiusculus flavescens) amongst seaweed, Cardigan Bay, Wales, UK, August - Graham Eaton
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Graham Eaton / Two-spotted Goby (Gobiusculus flavescens) amongst seaweed, Cardigan Bay, Wales, UK, August
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming amongst kelp, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The 1914 Grey Seal Protection Act ensured this species s... - Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) swimming amongst kelp, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The 1914 Grey Seal Protection Act ensured this species s...
View of Towanroath Engine House and out over the sea in the late evening light. Wheal Coates, near St Agnes, Cornwall, UK, August 2010  *NOT AVAILABLE FOR UK 2016 RETAIL CALENDARS. - Ross Hoddinott
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Ross Hoddinott / View of Towanroath Engine House and out over the sea in the late evening light. Wheal Coates, near St Agnes, Cornwall, UK, August 2010 *NOT AVAILABLE FOR UK 2016 RETAIL CALENDARS.
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