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Wild spotting
“Grayling butterfly”
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Wild spotting
“California Poppy”

— Robin

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Swallow
“Guinea pig”

— Ilse

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Wild spotting
“Smooth Hawksbeard (Hawksbill Crepis Cappilaries) seen out on a bike trip recently”

— Robin

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Beetle
“Oil beetle”
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Moth
“We spotted this Cinnabar Moth at school”

— Ilse

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Wild spotting
“Treecreepee in Stratford park”

— Tamsin

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Wild spotting
“A heron”

— Tamsin

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Wild spotting
“Llama llama llama... Or is it an alpaca?”

— Ilse

Cow Parsley
“Spotted cow parsley”

— Ilse

Bluebell
“Spotted on Rodborough Hill”

— Ilse

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Robin
“A robin eating a worm”

— Ilse

Bee
“I found this bee in the garden”

— Ilse

Wild spotting
“Flowering nettle”

— Robin

Wild spotting
“Wild garlic everywhere”

— Ilse

Orange Tip Butterfly
“An early orange Tip!”
Wood Pigeon

— Tamsin

Dunnock

— Tamsin

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Bee
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Millipede

— Tamsin

Earthworm

— Tamsin

Cricket

— Tamsin

Caterpillar

— Tamsin

Birch Tree

— Tamsin

Ivy Flower

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Garden tiger moth resting.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Wall on a wall...”

— Gav

Caterpillar
“Cinnabar moth caterpillars feeding on some ragwort.”

— Gav

Moth
“Huuuuge Privet Hawk-moth attracted to my moth light/trap!”

— Gav

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Marbled White Butterfly
“Spotted on the fringes of St Enodoc golf course in North Cornwall.”

— Gav

Gatekeeper Butterfly
“Think this must be a male from its markings.”

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Hornet moth”

— Robin

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Beetle
“Cardinal beetle”

— Tamsin

Self-heal

— Tamsin

Chaffinch

— Tamsin

Ox Eye Daisy

— Tamsin

Dragonfly

— Tamsin

Collared Dove

— Tamsin

Cow Parsley

— Tamsin

Moth

— Tamsin

Great Tit

— Tamsin

Elder

— Tamsin

Hawthorn
“Ready to open”

— Joy

Cow Parsley
“Cow parsley around the wild garlic at Stratford park.”

— Joy

Bee

— Tamsin

Bluebell

— Tamsin

Dunnock

— Tamsin

Blackthorn

— Tamsin

Millipede

— Tamsin

Lesser Celandine

— Tamsin

Willow

— Tamsin

Blue Tit

— Tamsin

Hazel

— Tamsin

Primrose

— Tamsin

Dogwood

— CasparB

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December Moth

— CasparB

Centipede

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“You'll need binoculars to see this, but perhaps you can spot the flash of blue.”

— Juliet

Snowdrops
“Great to see these out in the woods this afternoon.”

— Gavin

Dogwood
“Spotted on a lovely sunny walk today.”

— Gavin

Snowdrops

— Tamsin

Snail
“I had to look everywhere for these snails as they were hiding away from the cold!”

— Tamsin

Dogwood

— Tamsin

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Blackbird

— Tamsin

Holly Tree

— Tamsin

Snowdrops
“Snowdrops in a pot”

— Graham

Snowdrops
“In our garden.”

— Shahnaz

Elder
“In our garden.”

— Graham

Birch Tree
“Birch tree in the garden.”

— Graham

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Bee
“Bee sitting on a purple flower in our garden at home.”

— Shahnaz

Bee
“Bees in our garden at home buzzing around the flowers”

— Shurjo

Holly Tree
“Holly tree in our garden at home”

— Shahnaz

Holly Tree
“Holly tree in our garden at home”

— Shurjo

Blackbird

— Rox

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Snail

— Rox

Holly Tree

— Rox

Holly Tree

— Rox

House Sparrow

— Rox

Spider

— Rox

Blue Tit
“We saw this one in Dudbridge”

— Ilse

Mistletoe

— Tamsin

Robin

— Tamsin

Long Tailed Tit
“I finally managed to get a photo of one!”

— Tamsin

Starling

— Tamsin

Woodlouse

— Tamsin

Field Maple

— Tamsin

Old Man’s Beard
“Managed to get a photo of the flower before it developed into the seed head!”

— Tamsin

Earthworm

— Tamsin

Ivy Flower

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Found this groovy fungaloid on the way home”

— Robin

Birch Tree

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“A beautiful fly”

— Tamsin

Red Valerian
“I spotted this up on Rodborough Hill”

— Ilse

Red Admiral
“Red Admirals look more orange than red...”

— Daisy

Cricket
“Camouflaged Cricket!”

— Daisy

Red Admiral
“Red Admiral butterfly”

— Gav

Moth
“Brown Silver-line moth hiding in the undergrowth!”

— Daisy

Beetle
“Shiny beetle!”

— Daisy

Dragonfly
“Broad bodied Chaser!”

— Daisy

Small Copper Butterfly
“Pretty Small Copper butterfly!”

— Daisy

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Marbled White Butterfly
“Marbled White!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“I love the wings of this Green Lacewing!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Tiny, tiny frog!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Small Tortoiseshell butterfly in my garden.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“One of my favourites! The Marbled White butterfly”

— Gav

Green Veined White Butterfly
“I saw this in my Grannie's garden.”

— Ilse

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Swallow
“We saw loads of these shopping in and out of old pill boxes in the beach”

— Edie

Ox Eye Daisy
“Saw these on holiday in Suffolk”

— Robin

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Wild spotting
“Putting up a Swift nesting box at Rodborough Tabernacle”

— Henry

Cricket
“I think this is a cricket”

— Robin

Self-heal

— Tamsin

Red Admiral

— Tamsin

Collared Dove

— Tamsin

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Wild spotting
“A big mushroom we found growing out of a tree in the Old Orchard”

— Ilse

Wild spotting
“Alpaca spotted by Darcie”

— Darcie

Wood Pigeon

— Tamsin

Beetle
“Lesser stag beetle in my garden”

— Tamsin

Collared Dove

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“A Meadow Brown butterfly in my garden.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“A Dingy Skipper in Gloucestershire.”

— Gav

Dragonfly
“A yellow Broad-bodied Chaser hovering over a pond.”

— Gav

Small Copper Butterfly
“This Small Copper butterfly took a rest on my finger!”

— Gav

Dragonfly
“I looove damsleflies!”

— Gav

Caterpillar
“Caterpillar!”

— Gav

Brimstone Butterfly
“A glowing Brimstone butterfly on Brenney Common, Cornwall.”

— Gav

Moth
“A lovely and bright Cinnabar moth.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Marsh Fritillary on Brenney Common. Beautiful markings!”

— Gav

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Wild spotting
“Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary on Brenney Common, Cornwall.”

— Gav

Cricket
“Tiny grasshopper/cricket in my garden.”

— Gav

Hawthorn
“Pretty hawthorn on Goss Moor, Cornwall.”

— Gav

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Wild spotting
“Rabbit, south cerney lakes”

— Darcie

Beetle
“Ladybird”

— Tamsin

Cricket
“This is a common field grasshopper not a cricket, but close...!”

— Tamsin

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Caterpillar
“We saw these up by the Community Hall”

— Edie

Painted Lady Butterfly
“We saw this in our back garden”

— Robin

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Caterpillar

— Darcie

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Wild spotting
“Bumble Bee”

— Alfie B

Moth
“Scarlet tiger moth”

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Marsh fritillary at Strawberry Banks”

— Tamsin

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Moth
“Think this is a small argent and sable moth...!”

— Tamsin

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Wild spotting
“Spotted on our walk through ragged hedge woods”

— Finley

Cow Parsley
“Cow parsley by the stream behind my garden”

— Mrs Dalgleish-Smith

Wild spotting
“Male and female damsel fly in the stream behind my garden. Can you spot them on the leaves?”

— Mrs Dalgleish-Smith

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Wild spotting
“Cygnets down at the Duck Pond”

— Edie

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Wild spotting
“Red kite. But this one had lost most of its tail feather on the right V. Above the meadow at Hawkwood college.”
Wild spotting
“Beautiful horses in the field behind the Black Horse Inn in Amberley”

— Alison

Cow Parsley
“Cow parsley looks so pretty in the snickets around the village.”

— Alison

Hawthorn
“On Minchinhampton Common, the hawthorn blossomed really early this year due to the warm weather, so I was lucky to catch this.”

— Alison

Bluebell
“Found on our walk”

— Finley

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Peacock Butterfly
“Found in our garden”

— Finley

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Wild spotting
“I saw this spider on a pole!”

— Daisy

Caterpillar
“I saw these Lackey Moths while out for a walk at St Enodoc Golf Course. There were about 40 of them!! ⛳”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Brown Argus butterfly in Polzeath! 🦋”

— Gavin

Red Valerian

— Gavin

Moth
“A beautiful Speckled Yellow moth in St Breward, North Cornwall!”

— Gavin

Caterpillar
“Lackey moth caterpillars in North Cornwall.”

— Gavin

Brimstone Butterfly
“Female brimstone 😊”

— Tamsin

Snowdrops

— Mrs A

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Wild spotting
“Slow worm”

— Mrs A

Bee

— Mrs A

Bluebell

— Mrs A

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Foxglove

— Tamsin

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Orange Tip Butterfly
“Drawn by Alfie Black Age 6 "His favourite Butterfly"”

— Alfie

Wild spotting
“Spotted two Herons on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes. This is the second one on the opposite bank and difficult to zoom in on, who had a sizeable roach in itsbeak and was trying to work out how to eat it. Shame we couldn't get a closer picture. The other heron was socially distancing so is on another picture.”

— Nanny and Pops

Robin

— Tamsin

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Cow Parsley
“mia gordon came across this on her nature walk”

— mia gordon

Wild spotting
“Coal Tits feeding on nuts in our courtyard. As close as it was possible to get.”

— Nanny

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Foxglove
“We found this in our garden”

— Ilsr

Elder

— Tamsin

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Red Valerian

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Our regular pair of Buzzards enjoying the sunshine while we were sitting on our balcony”

— Pops

Hawthorn
“Lots of hawthorn in our hedge but this is the first blossom.”

— Mrs Shakeshaft and Daniel

Wild spotting
“One swan waiting for 'The Hourglass' on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Devizes to come out of lockdown. 5/05/2020”

— Pops

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Blackbird
“Blackbird on the way up butterrow”

— Edie

Hawthorn

— Barbie

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Orange Tip Butterfly
“5 Orange Wing Butterflies seen amongst canalside vegetation at home.”

— Pops

Wild spotting
“Shield bug in my office!”

— Robin

Wild spotting
“Tadpoles in the stream!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Stitchwort is my favourite hedgerow plant!”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Silver ground carpet moth!”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Thrift on the cliff.”

— Gav

Green Veined White Butterfly
“Slightly blurry green veined white butterfly.”

— Gav

Green Veined White Butterfly
“Green veined white butterfly in the woods.”

— Daisy

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Cow Parsley
“Pretty cow parsley!”

— Daisy

Orange Tip Butterfly
“Orange tip! Hard to photograph because it wouldn't stay still!”

— Daisy

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Cow Parsley
“Cow parsley in a Cornish hedgerow.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Morning Campion, canalside ,Kennet &Avon”

— Nanny

Wild spotting
“Tadpole cluster in the Kennet and Avon Canal”

— Nanny and Pops

Wild spotting
“Wild Garlic”

— Nanny and Pops

Wild spotting
“Ducks on the canal”

— Pops

Cow Parsley
“Cow Parsley alongside the Kennet and Avon Canal, Devizes”

— Pops

Hawthorn
“Hawthorn in bloom”

— Devizes

Wild spotting
“Spotted on our balcony this morning 30/04/2020. We heard an owl in the night, With talons sharp and eyes so bright, In the day he wasn't there. He's sleeping out in Nanny's chair.”

— Pops

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Bee
“A bee in our conservatory.”

— Isabelle

Blackthorn
“Blackthorn on a grey day.”

— Isabelle

Bee
“Lots of bees spotted in the garden including buff-tailed bumble bee, white-tailed bumble bee, red-tailed bumble bee and hairy footed flower bee.”

— Dexter

Blackthorn
“In our hedge. It's not yet in flower but has huge spikes.”

— Ewan

Bluebell
“Found on a wet walk. Drifts of the are starting to appear in the Forest of Dean.”

— Daniel and Mrs S

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Caterpillar
“Saw this beautiful Garden Tiger moth caterpillar at our allotment. I can see why its common name is woolly bear!”

— Tamsin

Cow Parsley

— Tamsin

Ox Eye Daisy

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Lungwort”

— Barbie

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Wild spotting
“Spotted this spotty anemone during my beach walk.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Red-tailed bumblebee feeding.”

— Gav

Bluebell

— Carol

Wild spotting

— Carol

Wild spotting
“Spotted next to a railway track near Ebley”

— Carol

Wild spotting
“A lovely chestnut growing near the railway track”

— Carol

Bee

— Carol

Bluebell

— Carol

Dragonfly
“I only have a tiny pond in my garden, but I still manage to attract damselflies”

— Tamsin

Bluebell

— Tamsin

Beech Tree

— Tamsin

Hawthorn
“I saw the first hawthorn flowers today!”

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Sea campion on the Cornish coast path near Pentire farm.”

— Gav

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Wild spotting
“This little Ashy mining bee was feeding on an Alexander growing in a roadside bank.”

— Gav

Orange Tip Butterfly
“The female orange tip butterfly has one of my favourite underwing patterns. So vibrant! Spotted this one in a garden in Lower Amble, Cornwall.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“My beautiful Apple tree”

— Edie

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Bee
“Thirsty little bee stopped for a drink”

— Edie

Bee
“Little bee needed a drink”

— Ilse

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Wild spotting
“Muntjac roe deer”
Wild spotting
“When you look into a tulip you can see stars.”

— Jonathan

Wild spotting
“Cherry blossom out at last.”

— Michelle

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Wild spotting
“Griffins above the window frame.”

— Thomas

Wild spotting
“Large yellow daisies.”

— Justin

Great Tit
“This Great Tit was so well hidden that I only found it by following its call!”

— tamsin

Millipede

— Tamsin

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Brimstone Butterfly
“I couldn't catch a brimstone with my camera so this is a mosaic of one I made last year!”

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Loads of this beautiful common spurge in the hedgerows here!”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Oxalis in the lawn.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Thistle leaves are spiky!”

— Daisy

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Wild spotting
“Dandelion face!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Seven spotted ladybird”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Tiny little two spotted ladybird.”

— Gav

Holly Blue Butterfly
“This Holly Blue landed right next to my foot!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Pretty Herb Robert nestled in the hedgerow.”

— Gav

Holly Blue Butterfly
“Lovely Holly blue female.”

— Gav

Wild spotting
“Beautiful comma butterfly in my garden. Saw 4 different species of butterfly today 😊!”

— Tamsin

Beetle

— Tamsin

Centipede

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Slow worm”

— Emma

Spider
“Today I saw this amazing crab spider in my garden eating an enormous fly!”

— Tamsin

Wild spotting
“Pretty perriwinkle in the hedge near my house.”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Found a tiny two spot ladybird!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“A seven spot Ladybird!”

— Daisy

Wild spotting
“Ants on an Alexander!”

— Daisy

Bee
“Spotted this buzzy creature just down my road!”

— Daisy.M

Robin
“Robin landed on my fishing rod.”

— Darren

Wild spotting
“This tortoiseshell butterfly was waiting outside my front door!”

— tamsin

Red Valerian
“Very early Red Valerian!”

— Daisy

Bluebell
“Spotted in Polzeath.”

— Gavin

Bluebell
“Spotted this bluebell in the hedge near my house.”

— Daisy

Snowdrops

— Rob

Wild spotting
“A beautiful peacock butterfly, spotted in Stinchcombe, near my house!”

— Mrs Booth

Blue Tit
“Spotted on my bird feeder.”

— Gavin

Dunnock
“Spotted in my garden in New Polzeath, Cornwall.”

— Gavin

Lesser Celandine
“A single lesser celandine hiding amongst the daffodils!”

— Jacob

Wild spotting
“small daffodils and lavender”

— Justin

Wild spotting
“A single daffodil”

— Justin

Wild spotting
“Goldfinches are so pretty and they have a really distinctive song. Spotted it today from my kitchen and thought it would make a good wild spotting.”

— Tamsin

Snail
“Spotted in Polzeath, Cornwall.”

— Gavin

Blackthorn
“I found this while walking down to the beach. It is quite common in this area”

— Daisy

Centipede
“Centipied”

— Emma

Snail
“Garden Snail”

— Emma

Snail
“Garden Snail”

— Emma

Lesser Celandine
“Found a bank of celandines enjoying the sunshine”

— Carol

Peacock Butterfly

— Tamsin

House Sparrow
“The sparrows were chattering in my forsythia hedge. I think they may have been getting ready to nest as I found an old nest there last year”

— Tamsin

Blue Tit

— Tamsin B

Chaffinch
“Had to cheat and use a photo of a chaffinch I took last year, the chaffinches were too fast to catch this time!”

— Tamsin

Bee

— Tamsin

Blackbird
“I finally manged to get a picture of a blackbird... only a couple of months late!”

— Tamsin

Woodlouse
“Found this woodlouse when planting some seeds today”

— Tamsin

Peacock Butterfly
“Spotted over twenty on Rosenannon Downs near St Breock, Cornwall.”

— Gavin

Lesser Celandine
“This is one lonley plant in my garden”

— Daisy

Primrose
“I found this just down my road!”

— Daisy

Willow
“Spotted on Goss Moor.”

— Gavin M.

Lesser Celandine
“I found it in St Columb Major.”

— Gavin

Wild spotting
“Saw some hedgehogs yawning in the back garden”

— Robin

Lesser Celandine
“On our front drive”

— Robin

Bee

— Robin

Primrose
“On the path to school”

— Edie

Willow

— Robin

Willow

— Tamsin B

Willow

— Tamsin B

Willow
“We have a lovely willow in our back garden”

— Edie

Blue Tit

— Ilse

Blackthorn

— Tamsin B

Primrose

— Tamsin B

Hazel

— Tamsin B

Birch Tree
“Saw these beauties by the Clothiers”

— Robin L

Snowdrops
“These snowdrops are in our back garden”

— Edie L

Primrose
“Saw these out the back”

— Robin Layfield

Hazel
“Hazel in our garden”

— Robin L

Snowdrops
“We found these at slimbridge”

— Tamsin B

Snail
“Lovely snail in our garden”

— Sean N

Dogwood

— Tamsin Bent

Snowdrops
“We found these snowdrops in our back garden. They haven't flowered yet as it's not quite Spring.”

— Ilse L

Wild spotting
“I found this leaf skeleton in our garden”

— Edie L

Dogwood
“I saw some more dogwood today”

— Ilse L

Dogwood
“I saw this on my way to school”

— Edie L

Snail
“We found this by the pond”

— tamsin b


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