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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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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...
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Honeybees

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...
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Robins

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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Do we really want wildlife in our gardens?

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm afraid I've been rather disparaging about fat balls and landscape gardeners again. Continue reading...
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Hornets

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Despite their size and loud buzzing, hornets are the most docile of our social wasps, and also the most secretive. Continue reading...
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