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Strasbourg

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm on my way through the old city of Strasbourg, and gardens here are vanishingly small. Continue reading...
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Plume moths

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
On Monday I was stopped by one of the teachers at six-year-old's school and shown an image of a brightly coloured moth on his phone. Continue reading...
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Fasciation

By Richard Jones in Plants
06 July 2011 at 15:27
I remember, very clearly, finding a fasciated marsh thistle, Cirsium palustre, somewhere in the flood plain of the River Cuckmere, near Alfriston, Sussex, when I was aged 12 or 13. Continue reading...
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Urban foxes

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I say, I say, I say, my fox has no tail. Your fox has no tail? How does it ... erm ... well, you get the idea. Continue reading...
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Stag beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I think it's going to be a good year for stag beetles in East Dulwich [...] I found the chap, pictured left, buzzing about as I was bringing in the washing off of the line. Continue reading...
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Dragonflies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The doorbell went on Sunday afternoon and on the doorstep was a friend wearing some unusual ornamentation on his jumper - a living broach. Continue reading...
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Wasps

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I'm rather hoping that 2011 will be a good year for wasps. Unfortunately, my definition of a good year is sometimes at odds with other people's. Continue reading...
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The insects have gone berserk

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
For anyone who thought the cold winter might have been a bit harsh for wildlife, I hope the recent heatwave has been an eye-opener. I've certainly never seen so much insect life in April before. Continue reading...
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Breeding newts

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
One of our cats sat motionless on the edge of the pond today, head drooped down almost touching the water as if he were asleep. But the occasional tic gave him away... Continue reading...
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Bees and bee flies

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The south-facing fence of our garden is covered all over with ivy, and the leaves are prime basking territory for all manner of insects. Continue reading...
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