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True Bugs

True bugs are defined by having sucking mouth parts instead of jaws, so technically most of the insects that people call bugs are not bugs at all but other types of insects or other invertebrates, it is basically a lazy,modern … Continue reading

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The pollen takers

Insects and pollen and nectar go hand in hand.Plants use insects to pollinate themselves as well as other means, many plants only use insects or use wind dispersal of pollen.Most flowering plants use insects of some sort to take pollen … Continue reading

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Under the Oak bark

It is vitally important for dead wood to hang around, especially as standing trees. these days so much dead wood or dying trees are removed in the wake of namby pamby health and safety laws and regulations. we risk losing … Continue reading

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Mini weevils

with over 1200 weevil species in Northern Europe identification of individuals can be very tricky. In Britain there have been over 420 species recorded.Some of the overlooked species are tiny such as the two following species from the Apion genus. … Continue reading

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The warbler and the buck

My nearest part of the heathland is vibrant with life today as the warm sun bathed the dry heather in a warm glow.Seven grass snakes basked on the moss and drab coloured sand lizards emerged .A young roe buck grazed … Continue reading

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The snake and the scorpion

snake flies are odd creatures. They are Predators as adult and larvae. and have an elongated neck that moves around. The larvae lives in rotting wood feeding on a different variety of smaller organisms, the adult looks look like a … Continue reading

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The cronk and the Pini.

The Cronk, or raven as it is better known, (corvus corax) is now a common bird, and I am rarely out and about without hearing the typical cronk cronk sound of the call.They have a varied vocabulary and are very … Continue reading

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The witch and the eft

Newts, often called efts among many other things were one such group of animals that were poory understood in the past.They were thought to be the spawn of witches in the middle ages and to touch one would turn you … Continue reading

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Strange jelly

This is the time of year when frogs spawn is found in waterways, but there is often problems in very wet weather and that is frogs laying their spawn in water that is to try up such as in open … Continue reading

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Some Tasmanian animals and plants

I was fortunate enough to visit the Australian state of Tasmania a few weeks ago and photographed many common and less known creatures. I will write a large section on the adventures that myself and my ¬†colleagues got up to … Continue reading

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