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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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Knobbly acorns

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Walking back from the Horniman Museum last week took me past a large oak tree growing just inside a front garden...What caught my attention were all the broken knopper galls lying on the pavement. Continue reading...
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Seeing green

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
It's two years now since the ring-necked parakeets started screeching over the garden. Continue reading...
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Wasp alert

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
2007 will be remembered as a very good year for wasps. But before people start complaining about their vicious stings and bad tempers, I must point out that wasps are actually our friends. Continue reading...
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Leaf Miners

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Whilst out running in Peckham Rye Park earlier this week I noticed that the leaves of the horse chestnut trees are starting to show pale brown blotching all over. Continue reading...
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Birds and butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
20 July 2007 at 10:57
When the swifts first returned on May 2nd there were only three or four of them. Last year we had a huge gang of about 15, wheeling in the sky and screaming down the street at top speed, just above the lamp-posts. Continue reading...
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What's nibbling my Lilies?

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
We get lily beetles occasionally but when I bent down to pick up this red insect it turned out to be a striking black and red plant bug and not a beetle at all... Continue reading...
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