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Dragonfly nymph or larva

Dragonfly Larva

Mayfly nymph (or larva)

Great diving beetle larva

Dragonfly nymph (broad-bodied chaser)

Dragonfly exuvia

Southern Hawker Dragonfly

dragonfly nymph exoskeleton with curious tadpole! Shed while St Edward's Fledglings class were pond dipping!

The newly emerged (slightly bigger) dragonfly - bright green and soft - the exoskelton will go hard and brown over the next few hours....

Slime mould at Dry Sandford Pit. Autumn is a fantastic time of year to visit this reserve. Photo by Gavin Bennett.

Read about the winter invasion of waxwing by clicking on the picture. Photo: Waxwing feasting on berries by Gavin Bennett. -- Suzie (BBOWT)

Double ducks by Rob Appleby. One of the photographs from the West Berkshire Living Landscape Photo Exhibition. Find out more: http://www.bbowt.org.uk/what-we-do/living-landscapes/west-berkshire-living-landscape/photographs-west-berkshire-living-lands

Lapwing at College Lake Photographer: Robert Lewis

Sainfoin ( Photo by Ian Stevenson) - One of the nectar rich plants we've planted at Woolley Firs.

A fungus known as the "variable oysterling" spotted at Kintbury Newt Ponds. Photo by John Ashford. http://www.bbowt.org.uk/reserves/Kintbury-Newt-Ponds

Discover the 'magic of moss' with BBOWT blogger Andrew Sanders. (Photo - Tortula muralis by Peter Creed)

Winter Birding and Our Wild Winter Weather (Photo: Fieldfare by Margaret Holland)

Spring is now in full force here at College Lake: the trees are green, the flowers are blooming, and birds and bees are buzzing everywhere. Something exciting also hints that summer is just around the corner: our skies are alive with the dramatic, screaming sounds of Swifts. (Photo by Stefan Johansson) http://www.bbowt.org.uk/blog/collegelake/2013/05/21/dodging-devil-birds