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Red kites

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
25 September 2013 at 14:35
During the late 20th century, the red kite become a byword for catastrophic raptor decline in England. Continue reading...
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Silver-washed fritillary

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 September 2013 at 10:22
Overgrown urban gardens take a while to attract new wildlife, so I wasn't expecting anything very surprising – maybe some hoverflies and harlequin ladybirds. How wrong I was. Continue reading...
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Rhododendron leaf hoppers

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 September 2013 at 17:18
With its pale turquoise green body and stylish lone-ranger face mask, the rhododendron leafhopper is one of the prettiest insects you can find in a garden. Continue reading...
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Lawns and insects

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
13 August 2013 at 12:15
My lawn is a disgrace. I am constantly reminded of this by my more horticulturally enthusiastic partner who, I think, would prefer an emerald sward. Continue reading...
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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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