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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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Leafhoppers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 November 2013 at 16:48
I have a world-record holder in my garden. The best jumper in the animal kingdom lives in my ivy hedge. Continue reading...
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Badgers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
06 November 2013 at 09:27
I’m late, I know, jumping on the badger bandwagon. This is partly because I have never actually seen a badger in my garden. Any garden, even. In fact I have only ever seen live badgers twice in my life. Continue reading...
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Wasps

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
23 October 2013 at 09:09
The easiest way to tell male and female wasps apart is to look at the antennae. Continue reading...
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