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Horseflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
31 July 2013 at 15:08
My South London garden is a peaceful oasis of calm. But I have left it for two weeks of high danger in sun-drenched Provence. Continue reading...
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Bats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 July 2013 at 11:13
Bats are now, very much, creatures from my childhood. At the time it didn’t seem so - like so much that is gone, the passing is only realised with hindsight. Continue reading...
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Stag beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 July 2013 at 12:20
I know I go on about it, but this, without doubt, is the wildest wildlife spectacle we get in Sarf Landan. Continue reading...
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One-eyed frog

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 June 2013 at 11:06
Last week, I took a small frog into the Natural History Club at a local primary school. I’d scooped it out of my pond earlier that afternoon... Continue reading...
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Cockchafers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
05 June 2013 at 09:59
Last weekend was the 2013 Garden BioBlitz, an online Twitter-originated collaboration to observe, identify and record garden wildlife. Continue reading...
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Ruby tiger moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
22 May 2013 at 10:45
I have to admit, I do have some slightly unusual behavioural traits. I enjoy clattering down the pavement on my daughter’s old chrome microscooter... Continue reading...
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Small tortoiseshell butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 May 2013 at 11:37
It’s been fascinating to follow the tweets of butterfly enthusiasts as they marked the arrival of warm weather during the last fortnight. Continue reading...
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Zebra spider

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
24 April 2013 at 11:53
Although, yes, technically it is a spider, I’m almost positive that nobody could really be scared of the zebra spider. Continue reading...
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Queen wasp

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 April 2013 at 13:00
A dead leaf was twitching on the water’s surface, and gently peeling it up, expecting to see an animated amphibian beneath, revealed, instead, a queen wasp. Continue reading...
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Newts and wildlife ponds

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 March 2013 at 15:22
Three weeks ago I excitedly tweeted a photo of this year’s first newt. Despite the reflections of sky, me and my phone, she is quite clearly visible in the pondweed. Continue reading...
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