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Parakeets

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
20 June 2012 at 11:45
[...] when a flock of ring-necked parakeets screech their way over the chimney pots, I may as well be looking up at a squadron of flying saucers. They are so very alien. Continue reading...
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Giant beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
06 June 2012 at 11:57
Sitting in the kitchen, chatting to teenage daughter before bed, she suddenly interrupted the conversation with: “That was a stag beetle, wasn’t it?” Continue reading...
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Rosemary leaf beetle

By Richard Jones in Grow & eat
22 May 2012 at 09:18
The rosemary beetle is so deliciously beautiful, how could it possibly be considered a garden pest? Continue reading...
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Wasps and cuckoo bees

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
08 May 2012 at 17:39
[...] as soon as the sun leaks through the cloud, I latch onto any movement in the garden. I’m relieved that, today, it’s wasps and bees. Continue reading...
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Holly blue butterflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
25 April 2012 at 13:15
There is a touching courtship going on around the ivy hedge; the holly blues are playing kiss chase in the sunshine. Continue reading...
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Red squirrels

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
10 April 2012 at 15:45
[...] it has become a tradition of this blog that I bemoan the inadequacies of holiday cottage gardens. Well, we've outdone ourselves this time. Continue reading...
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Water skaters

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
27 March 2012 at 10:54
In the bright warm sunshine, there is a lot of love-making going on in my pond. Continue reading...
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Picture-wing flies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
14 March 2012 at 08:01
[...] many people find small flies in their back gardens all the time, and most people ignore them. But this one is a jewel.
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Dormice

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
28 February 2012 at 15:08
I’ve written this blog mainly as a vehicle to show a ludicrously cute clip of a dormouse, snoring. Continue reading...
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Woodlice

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
14 February 2012 at 11:08
I never quite know whether to admire woodlice as tough little blighters, or dismiss them as an evolutionary joke. Continue reading...
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