Pictures on the nature trail

John Baistow’s photograph shows a goldfinch feeding its young in his garden in Acomb

A coot’s nest in Rowntree Park, by Trevor Morris of Charlton Street, taken with a Samsung WB200F pocket camera

Simon Cope captured this picture of a bee gathering nectar

: Gary Cowl took this picture of a dragon fly (or damsel fly) on a twig

A tree creeper at Askham Bog taken by Robert Taylor

A moth uses a wooden cloths peg to hide itself through the day. Picture David Harrison. (8596665)

The hole in the wall Barbara Hudson (8596673)

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WILDLIFE in all its many forms (plus one photo of a domestic moggy in rather unusual circumstances) feature today, thanks to pictures sent in by readers.

A dragonfly (or is it a damsel fly) clasps a twig, its body arched like a comma; a treecreeper runs up a branch at Askham Bog; and a bee gathers nectar from a thistle flower in photographs sent in by Gary Cowl, Robert Taylor and Simon Cope respectively.

Press snapper David Harrison, meanwhile, supplied the photograph of a silver-grey moth blending into the wood of a clothes peg – a perfect example of natural camouflage at work.

The photo of a goldfinch feeding its young was taken in the Acomb garden of reader John Baistow, while Trevor Morris sent in the photo of coots nesting in Rowntree Park.

And that moggy? Reader Barbara Hudson sent in the photo of a cat apparently seeking shelter from the heat in a gap between bricks. Her suggested title for the photo: The Hole In The Wall.

All the photos were sent in to be considered for our popular 'picture of the week' slot on Mondays.

If you have a picture which you would like to see published, email photographers@thepress.co.uk

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The hole in the wall. Picture: Barbara Hudson

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4:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

vax2002 says...

Hmm, Fluffy is still the cutest kitten.

How about some pictures to go with news stories instead of stock pictures of police jackets.
Hmm, Fluffy is still the cutest kitten. How about some pictures to go with news stories instead of stock pictures of police jackets. vax2002
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