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First damselfly of the season

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Visiting an old friend in West Dulwich last week I saw the first damselfly of the season. Continue reading...
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Wolf spiders

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
There are wolf spiders all over my garden, so last week I had the Ivydale School Natural History Club semaphore signalling across the classroom. There is a connection ... honest. Continue reading...
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The brimstone moth

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Last week there were 13 newts in the pond, we couldn't move for holly blues and then the swifts were back. Continue reading...
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Bee roads

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
According to the old adage: a swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay, a swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. So what is a swarm of bees in April worth? Continue reading...
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First butterflies of the year

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
A green-veined white, Pieris napi, was the first to appear, fluttering down to examine the mock orange flowers. Continue reading...
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Death-watch beetles

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
I wasn't spooked by the nocturnal ticking, but it was a tad irritating trying to get to sleep the first couple of nights with this amorous percussion going on all around us... Continue reading...
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Vine weevils

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
A recent comment to a blog entry got me thinking about vine weevils. I haven't seen many in my garden for a few years. I wonder if this is the result of my zero-tolerance approach. Continue reading...
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Long-tailed tits

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Big news from the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch survey results just out: the long-tailed tit has made it, for the first time in the survey's 30-year history, into the top 10. Continue reading...
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The first bumblebee of the year

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
The first bumblebee of the year flies past like an animated boot brush. Continue reading...
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Jays

By Richard Jones in Wildlife
Sunday, and the spring sunshine hit East Dulwich with a blast of warmth that has got everything moving again... Continue reading...
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