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Girdled snails

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
09 April 2014 at 14:20
I have a sneaking admiration for snails. Despite their simple, squidgy bodies and their ability to shred precious seedlings, I can’t help but admire their beautiful whorled shells. Continue reading...
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Sparrows

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
24 March 2014 at 11:31
I’m not sure they really are 'cockney sparrers' - I live too deep into South London - but even Dulwich sparrows are very noisy. Continue reading...
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Old lady moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 March 2014 at 09:34
Here we have a portrait of an old lady as a young caterpillar. I found it when we took down most of the ivy and climber from the slightly broken fence. Continue reading...
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Light brown apple moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 February 2014 at 12:00
Just over a week ago I spotted this critter in our downstairs loo. It’s the ‘light brown apple moth’, a male. Continue reading...
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Mole cricket

By Richard Jones in Gardeners' musings
12 February 2014 at 14:46
As it’s so cold and wet this week, I do the next best thing to getting out and about - I sit indoors reading old books. Continue reading...
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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
28 January 2014 at 16:06
The Big Garden Birdwatch is a valuable way of getting people interested in actually recording what they see. Continue reading...
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Seven-spot ladybirds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
For the last, say, seven years, if anyone found a ladybird in the garden, chances were it was the harlequin ladybird. Continue reading...
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Brimstone butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
01 January 2014 at 07:11
Happy new year. Or, from a more biological point of view, Happy random arbitrary date somewhere near the middle of winter. Continue reading...
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'False widow' spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
18 December 2013 at 08:32
...I’m not sure whether I’m going to regret bringing them up again, but I have some fascinating spiders living in my compost bin. Continue reading...
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Old books and migrant birds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 December 2013 at 10:09
I've been researching things about swifts, swallows and house martins. It’s no good looking for them in the garden now... Continue reading...
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