Mini beasts often go unnoticed, but they are easy to find if you take the time to stop and look.
Here are a few I found in about 10 minutes.
The Meadow Brown is one of the most common and widespread UK butterflies, often seen flying lower over and in amongst grasses and flowers during the summer.
To me, the Peacock butterfly caterpillar looks like the midnight sky filled with tiny stars.
The Roesel’s Bush cricket was once only found on the South East coast of the UK, but in recent years it has spread West and North and can now be found on my local patch in Oxfordshire.
Feeding on aphids the 7-spot ladybird can be found all over the UK. As the name suggests it has seven spots, three on each wing case (elytra), the seventh at the front in the middle.