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Honey bees in gardens

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
22 October 2014 at 10:09
We went to the Red House at the weekend. Everywhere was calm but there was a great deal of hubbub in the garden. The beehive was, well, a hive of activity. Continue reading...
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Magpies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 October 2014 at 11:45
The altercation on the other side of the hedge was loud enough to make us stop talking and go and have a look. Continue reading...
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Garden spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
24 September 2014 at 10:01
Despite the lurid tabloid headlines, we shouldn't be at all surprised that there are some large spiders in the garden. Continue reading...
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Hummingbird hawkmoth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 September 2014 at 09:59
The hummingbird hawkmoth has been visiting my mum’s garden, but then she does live in the Mediterranean climate of the Sussex coast. Continue reading...
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Dragonfly exuviae

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 August 2014 at 15:30
The rattling whirr of dragonfly wings around a large pond is an awe-inspiring sound, especially in their hundreds. Continue reading...
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Swallows

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 August 2014 at 12:48
The East Dulwich swifts have gone, and the south London air is all the emptier for the lack of their falsetto screams. Continue reading...
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Rhododendron leafhoppers

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
29 July 2014 at 10:15
The best time to sneak up on flighty insects is when they're occupied - when they're feeding, sunbathing or having sex. Continue reading...
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Belted hoverfly

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
16 July 2014 at 15:54
Of course, the main reason for painting our Adirondack chairs pale blue was to make the perfect backdrop for photographing insects. Continue reading...
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Honeybees in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
02 July 2014 at 09:35
The honeybees are doing a fine job out there today. This morning it's the turn of the Veronicastrum virginicum. Continue reading...
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Wasp stings

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
18 June 2014 at 10:34
Can you tell which thumb was just stung by a wasp? Judging by the smoothed wrinkles and puffy flesh, this feels like nature's form of Botox. Continue reading...
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