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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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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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