While DEFRA carries on consulting about the future of wildlife there are people who get on with managing their woodland patch part of our lovely county and taking photos of what they see around them.
This is what John and Valerie do and the photo below is their particularly interesting photo of a Cardinal Beetle (Pyrochroa coccinea). They're usually about 14 to 18 mm long and live in woodland edges. They normally fly between May to July and can be seen on flowers and old tree trunks. This photo won this years competition.organised by the Trust. My entries were unplaced! My excuses are several. They must use a better camera. They are very lucky. They have lots of spare time to sit waiting for such opportunities, Etc.
Photo by Valerie Godsmark. All rights reserved.
Here is the photograph:
( its even better if you click a couple of times on the picture to magnify.)