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Now you see them...

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I used to see foxes all the time...Winter nights were alive with the unearthly yelps and screams of the males, hot in pursuit of a vixen. Continue reading...
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The flies have it

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
To merit a common name, insects have to be relatively common, and they have to be pretty or sinister, pest or helper, biter or worth eating. In other words, they have to get noticed. Continue reading...
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More on cats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Following my find of a dead swift in the flower bed, there have been a lot of blog comments on cats, and how welcome or unwelcome they are in the garden. Continue reading...
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More spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 October 2007 at 10:57
Moving some bricks around the shed yesterday revealed one of my favourite spiders. There is no mistaking the 'woodlouse' spider, Dysdera crocata. Continue reading...
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Careful demolition

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The orb webs of the garden spider, Araneus diadematus are much in evidence as the nights get cooler, especially in the morning when their dew- or rain-covered tracery is revealed all over the bushes. Continue reading...
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Mistletoe

By Richard Jones in Plants
It was a bit of a hectic week last week, as gastric flu spread through my family. I tried to get out into the field on Monday and Tuesday to do a bit of survey work. Continue reading...
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More mischief

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Our tomatoes have not done very well this year, a combination of slow start and inadequate watering whilst we were away on holiday. Continue reading...
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Distinctive angles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Today on a fencepost, I saw the beautiful angular art-deco prize of an angle Shades, Phlogophora meticulosa. Continue reading...
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Death in mysterious circumstances

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I have cats. Every so often I have to live with the guilt that they kill the local wildlife. Continue reading...
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The painted lady

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
In the Horniman Museum Gardens earlier today and a brightly coloured butterfly caught my eye as it visited a low dandelion flower. Continue reading...
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