Hoverfly puparia

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The snow has gone completely now, and I take these latent packages as a good sign that spring is coming. Continue reading...
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Birds: thrushes and fieldfares

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
20 January 2010 at 16:31
When I peered out later in the day, the apple tree was bending under the burden of several plump ... birds. Continue reading...
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Butterfly chrysalis

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The speckled wood is a slim elegant creature, with large broad brown wings, and yet the squat green pupa under the frisbee looked wholly other. Continue reading...
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Spider eggs and Christmas crackers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's cold, there's snow on the ground, and all is quiet in the garden. But I've just been outside feeding the wildlife. Continue reading...
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Great spotted woodpeckers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] I often hear the tap-tap-tapping of great spotted woodpeckers from high up in the trees as they test the dead boughs for tasty insect morsels Continue reading...
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Western conifer seed-bug

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] it has a distinctive white zig-zag mark across its middle and, with its broad hind legs, it looks as if it's wearing flared trousers. Continue reading...
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Dung-flies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] suddenly my eye is caught by a flick of yellow. Perched on the end of a leaf is a dung-fly. Continue reading...
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Harlequin ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
We are being invaded. I had not seen many harlequin ladybirds in my garden this year, but a few weeks ago I noticed that the larvae were climbing over the hedge from next door, in droves... Continue reading...
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Sparrowhawk overhead

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I though the four-year-old and his friend were being noisy on the trampoline, but they were not the source of the shrill screaming last Friday... Continue reading...
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Wasps

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's getting to that time of year when wasp behaviour changes. And as far as most people are concerned, it's a change for the worse... Continue reading...
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