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Undergrowth Collection

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Two Badgers in a wood

Two Badgers in a wood
Two badgers (Meles meles) forage for food in a wood. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Fairy casting a magic spell

Fairy casting a magic spell
Fantasy scene of a fairy casting a magic spell with her wand over a clump of buttercups as a Peacock Butterfly flaps serenely past

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Dogs Chase Pheasant

Dogs Chase Pheasant
Two spaniels chase a frightened pheasant through the undergrowth

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Goblins spying on witches on a Christmas card

Goblins spying on witches on a Christmas card
Goblins spying on two witches with a cooking pot on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica, West Indies

Blue Mountain Peak, Jamaica, West Indies
Blue Mountain Peak (the island's highest point), Jamaica, West Indies. The famed Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is grown in the region

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: The Preston-Somers expedition against Santiago de Leon de Caracas

The Preston-Somers expedition against Santiago de Leon de Caracas, Venezuela (also known as the Capture of Caracas), May-July 1595 during the Anglo-Spanish War. Date: 1595

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Saskatchewan, Canada - four men with buggy

Saskatchewan, Canada - four men with buggy and horses in undergrowth. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Glenn Ranch, San Bernardino County, California

Glenn Ranch, San Bernardino County, California
Glenn Ranch, near Mount Baldy, San Bernardino County, California. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: FOX CUBS 1906

FOX CUBS 1906
Two partially-grown fox cubs sitting in the undergrowth. Date: 1906

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: WW2 - Home Front - Girl Guide Rangers and Guiders doing forestry work in the West

WW2 - Home Front - Girl Guide Rangers and Guiders doing forestry work in the West Country - pictured here cutting down bracken and foliage to promote the straight growth of young saplings. Date: 1941

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: A Common Badger (Meles meles)

A Common Badger (Meles meles), emerging from the undergrowth. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Avenue of wild flowers, Wilberforce, Sierra Leone, Africa

Avenue of wild flowers, Wilberforce, Sierra Leone, Africa
Tree-lined avenue of wild flowers and daisies, Wilberforce, near Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1920

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Philippine Tarsier rests during a day in bamboo undergrowth

Philippine Tarsier rests during a day in bamboo undergrowth (Tarsius syrichta). dense secondary tropical rainforest near PTFI (Philippine Tarsier Foundation Incorporated)

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle - a back view of the derelict castle with a lot of undergrowth. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Donegal: Donegal). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Waterloo, Larne

Waterloo, Larne - a view of the coastal path and buildings with a boy in the undergrowth. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Larne). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Fairies roasting their dinner on a Christmas card

Fairies roasting their dinner on a Christmas card
Some rather savage-looking fairies wearing rodent skins in the snow, roasting a rat over the fire for their dinner on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Badger / Naturalists Lib

Badger / Naturalists Lib
A couple of badgers in the undergrowth. Date: 1835

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Amphitheatre-like structure built of black basalt

Amphitheatre-like structure built of black basalt in Bra d Eau National Park surrounding forest is a typical habitat of Mascarene Paradise Flycatcher June North of Mauritius

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Fox and five chicks on a New Year card

Fox and five chicks on a New Year card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Green Cicada, which is active around dusk, in daytime

Green Cicada, which is active around dusk, in daytime hides in vegetation in undergrowth of rainforest (Dundubia vaginata). Tioman Island, 30 km east off peninsula Malaysia in South China Sea; June

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: A Wallaces Flying Frog hides in a leaf in undergrowth

A Wallaces Flying Frog hides in a leaf in undergrowth of primary rainforest (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus (Boule). river Danum valley conservation area, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia; night in June

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Large nocturnal moth is on a branch in the undergrowth

Large nocturnal moth is on a branch in the undergrowth in primary rainforest. in river Danum valley conservation area; Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia; night in June

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Mature Birch Forest in autumn fall colours - conifers

Mature Birch Forest in autumn fall colours - conifers in undergrowth (Betula ). near Ekaterinburg - Middle Ural Mountains - Siberia - Russia

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Scouts in Exile at camp, Grange Rimade, France

Scouts in Exile at camp, Grange Rimade, France
Scouts in Exile, at camp in Grange Rimade, Alpes Maritimes, France. They belong to the National Association of Russian Scouts

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: China - Shanghai - Bat Cave - Lady perching on side of hill

China - Shanghai - Bat Cave - Lady perching on side of hill. Date: circa 1920

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Sullen Russian girl seated in the undergrowth

Sullen Russian girl seated in the undergrowth
Sullen Russian country girl (in need of a good joke) seated in the undergrowth. Date: circa 1902

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Ayuthaya ruins - Thailand

Ayuthaya ruins - Thailand - Ruins many ancient ruins scattered about in the jungle. Saw a large prang with some interesting carving

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Two Metropolitan police officers with dogs in a wood

Two Metropolitan police officers with dogs in a wood
Two Metropolitan police officers with their dogs, one an Alsatian, near a lake in a wood. Either a training exercise or part of an investigation. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: American soldiers in action, Tardenois, France, WW1

American soldiers in action, Tardenois, France, WW1
American soldiers in action during the Battle of Tardenois, northern France, First World War. Date: July 1918

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: The Nymphs by Hookway Cowles

The Nymphs by Hookway Cowles
The Nymphs An Illustration by Hookway Cowles depicts 5 women in thin revealing clothing, nearly naked in appearance, prancing through the forest with the sunlight trying to penetrate the Undergrowth

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: New Forest near Brockenhurst

New Forest near Brockenhurst
View of the New Forest near Brockenhurst

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Dense foliage on Stanmore Common

Dense foliage on Stanmore Common. Pen & Ink with wash drawing by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Deer in the forest

Deer in the forest. Pastel drawing by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Stanmore Common woodland

Stanmore Common woodland. Pen & ink (with wash) sketch by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: A Family of bears in the wood

A Family of bears in the wood
A Family of brown bears pace through a fern-laden wood. Two young bear cubs are interested in a red squirrel, safely halfway up a tree trunk! Pastel drawing by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Turkish Ottoman Officer and Albanian Militia

Turkish Ottoman Officer and Albanian Militia
Turkish Ottoman Officer (Commandant Dergut Pasha) with his band of local militia emerge menacingly from the undergrowth - Albania

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: A play at the Theatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin, Paris

A play at the Theatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin, Paris
The Crocodile, a play by Michel Sardou, is performed at the Theatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in Paris. The scene shows the moment when Lieutenant Lotus discovers Richard Kolt

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Bolted by Arthur Wardle

Bolted by Arthur Wardle
An illustration from Boys Own Paper of two dogs chasing a couple of rabbits through the undergrowth

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Elfen sprite standing in the undergrowth

Elfen sprite standing in the undergrowth
A young elfen sprite standing in the undergrowth near a speckled toadstool. Watercolour painting by Malcolm Greensmith set in a circular border

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Almanack 1883

Almanack 1883
A cover design for a 1883 Almanack featuring a small cherub hiking through some floral undergrowth!

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Partisan Reconnaisance

Partisan Reconnaisance
A partisan reconnaisance unit in Briansk. A member hides in the undergrowth and signals to his comrades

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Twin puppies lost in undergrowth

Twin puppies lost in undergrowth
Twin puppies, Snip and Snap, get lost in the undergrowth

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Dog Confronts Snake

Dog Confronts Snake
A brave little dog protects its owners by confronting a snake which has emerged from the undergrowth while they were sketching nature

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Zimbabwe / Great Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe / Great Zimbabwe
The massive conical tower in the amazing Iron Age site of Great Zimbabwe, the greatest expression of the building skills and trading wealth of the Shona empire

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Serval Cat 1857

Serval Cat 1857
Lives in the savannahs of Africa

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Pig / Wild Boar C1880

Pig / Wild Boar C1880
A wild boar, seated in the undergrowth

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Wood Mice Mushroom 19C

Wood Mice Mushroom 19C
Two wood mice in the undergrowth

Background imageUndergrowth Collection: Huntsman Shot Not Bird

Huntsman Shot Not Bird
A gun misfires & injures a huntsmans eye but allows the bird to make its getaway. Beaters in the undergrowth can act as witnesses in the insurance claim



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