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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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Speckled wood butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 June 2014 at 16:03
It’s a good one to ask children, but it catches out adults too — how many legs does a butterfly have? Continue reading...
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Cuckoo spit

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
20 May 2014 at 11:34
Sunday saw our first barbecue of the season, but as we sat munching our smoky kebabs, we were dripped on by froghopper excrement. Continue reading...
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Ground beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 May 2014 at 09:35
A madly animated shining bullet takes off at top speed across the flagstone, but this is just another ordinary day for the gardener - it's a ground beetle. Continue reading...
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Pale crab spider

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 April 2014 at 12:06
Here’s one for the arachnophobes. Not because I want to scare anyone, or offend, but in the hope of some progress towards reconciliation. Continue reading...
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