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No angels on Peckham Rye

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Sunday afternoon is scooter time for me and three-year-old. So off we go down to Peckham Rye, careering into wheelie bins and unwary pedestrians as we go. Continue reading...
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A jay in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Monday morning and a jay visited the kitchen window. I always think these are incredibly handsome birds... Continue reading...
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Wagtails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I was in Peckham Rye Park on Monday and saw a wagtail strutting about by the small stream that runs past. Continue reading...
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Leaf miner

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I parked in a side street in Forest Hill last week and walking down to the Horniman Museum I noticed something odd with a small Norway maple, Acer platanoides, growing in a rather untidy hedge. Continue reading...
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Hornets and hoverflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm called to the end of the garden by the 10-year-old. "Daddy, is that a hornet?" she asks, pointing to a big brown insect sitting on a leaf near the swing. Continue reading...
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Bug hunt at Gardeners' World Live

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Even though it's been raining here at Gardeners' World Live, we've been on a bit of a bug hunt... Continue reading...
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Bug hunt and rosemary leaf beetle

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
"So what are these things on my lavender?" said the complete stranger, plonking down a jam jar full of beetles on the table. Continue reading...
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Swifts, newts and decking

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
... being an old country hand I could tell the moment I stepped out of the door that something was afoot. Continue reading...
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Feather-footed bee

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There's something buzzing around the grape hyacinths. It's a fat, furry brown bee and it's being very animated. Continue reading...
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Worms

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
What do you get if you chop an earthworm in half? I've been asked that question many times by small children and I always have to give them the rather unfortunate answer: mostly a dead worm. Continue reading...
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