The wild side of nature captured in pictures at Helmingham Hall and Lackford Lakes

Two butterflies. Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE

Two butterflies. Picture: FRANCES CRICKMORE - Credit: Archant

We tasked our members with taking pictures of the wild side of nature for this week’s iWitness challenge.

Very cute bank vole. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL

Very cute bank vole. Picture: PAMELA BIDWELL - Credit: Archant

We had a number of pictures sent in from right across Suffolk, from Lackford Lakes in the west of the county to Helmingham Hall towards the east.

Elephant hawk moth. Picture: PETER CUTTS

Elephant hawk moth. Picture: PETER CUTTS - Credit: Archant

Nature always features prominently in entries for our challenges, so this week was the perfect opportunity for Suffolk iWitness members to be extra creative with it.

Call of the wild at Helmingham Hall. Picture: ALAN BALDRY

Call of the wild at Helmingham Hall. Picture: ALAN BALDRY - Credit: Archant

Our winning shot this week comes from Frances Crickmore, who captured two beautiful butterflies on a crop.

The wild side of nature at Lackford Lakes in Suffolk. Picture: MICK WEBB

The wild side of nature at Lackford Lakes in Suffolk. Picture: MICK WEBB - Credit: Archant

Next week’s iWitness weekly challenge theme is spring.

Greylag geese displaying. Picture: ROBERT MCKENNA

Greylag geese displaying. Picture: ROBERT MCKENNA - Credit: Archant

While the weekend’s weather may make us feel otherwise, spring will officially be upon us on Tuesday.

Dragonfly. Picture: NICK LEE

Dragonfly. Picture: NICK LEE - Credit: Archant

We want our members to capture the season in all its beauty.

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What will you seek out to photograph that shows what spring means to you?

To take part, become a Suffolk iWitness member – and you could see your pictures published online on our website’s or in one of our newspapers.

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