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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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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...


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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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2012

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
30 January 2012 at 15:06
Last weekend was the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. The idea was simple: spend an hour in the garden, or local park, sometime over the weekend, and input what birds you saw at the RSPB website. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
17 January 2012 at 16:28
[...] the hives on the small allotment on the corner of my street are quiet; maybe, at last, the occupants have settled down into a tight over-wintering huddle. Continue reading...
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Strange beetle larva

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
03 January 2012 at 11:22
Apparently, gardeners sometimes have a look around to see what other gardeners are growing in their gardens [...] but I have a look to see what other wildlife they are finding. Continue reading...


By Richard Jones in Wildlife
19 December 2011 at 15:36
I’m going to run a Christmas card count this year — which animal will feature most often in these seasonal greetings? Continue reading...

Soil caterpillars

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
07 December 2011 at 14:44
I recently intercepted a tweet from Harriet Rycroft [...] asking whether anyone could identify the creatures she was unearthing among the dahlia roots. Continue reading...

Nature in the garden

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There is a delicate balance between wanting to see nature in the garden, and suffering the consequences of its visits. Continue reading...

Coal tits

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
[...] with perfect timing, announced by a series of metallic 'tsit tsit tsit' notes, a small gang of titmice comes bobbing over the hedges. Continue reading...
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