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Birds and beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
21 November 2012 at 17:17
Within days, two scientific reports - on British birds and ground beetles - have made national headlines because of their dire prognoses. Continue reading...
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Hedgehog spotting

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 November 2012 at 12:03
There has been much woe expressed about the dramatic decline in hedgehogs, so I was pleased to hear some good news about them recently. Continue reading...
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Spider webs

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
24 October 2012 at 10:41
It’s autumn. It’s foggy. This is perfect web-spotting weather. Water droplets rest heavy on the silk strands, which now sag into a pattern of subtle curves. Continue reading...
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Apple sawfly

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 October 2012 at 08:12
I view our raggedy apple tree as a wildlife resource, as it supports lots of interesting apple-eating creatures, including apple sawfly. Continue reading...
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Leafhoppers on sage

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
26 September 2012 at 09:03
Sage is one of my favourite herbs, and I have also discovered, rather belatedly it seems, that this herb is host to an incredibly pretty leafhopper. Continue reading...
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Leaf-cutter bees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
12 September 2012 at 10:08
We have leaf-cutter bees nesting in the wind chimes. These, however, being bamboo, never so much chimed as clonked. Continue reading...
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Bats

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
29 August 2012 at 10:44
“It’s either a really big moth, or there’s a bat in the bedroom,” So I was woken from deep sleep into the deep blackness of our French holiday gite, just over a week ago. Continue reading...
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Glow-worms

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
15 August 2012 at 10:09
The marvel of glow-worms, and their New World equivalents the fire-flies, has entered popular mythology. Is it any wonder? Continue reading...
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Gatekeeper butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
01 August 2012 at 11:57
I’ve just submitted my two online reports for this year’s Big Butterfly Count. I know, from the start, that this is going to be a good year for gatekeepers. Continue reading...
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Ragwort

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
18 July 2012 at 10:39
Ragwort is a native plant, and its biodiversity importance rests on its food-plant status for over 30 insect species. Continue reading...
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