If someone filmed me walking round my garden, looking for invertebrates, and then speeded up the film, I think you could probably set it to the Benny Hill Show theme music: there’s so much stopping and starting, double-taking and reversing, … Continued


Speckled bush crickets are pretty strange little beasts even as adults, but the nymphs are so bizarre I find it hard to believe they’re real, even when I’ve got one cowering in front of me, wondering if I’m about to … Continued


A busy day today saw me over in Chipping Norton first thing for a haircut, then zooming through to Stratford (roof down to dry my still-damp hair, which is why I now look quite a lot like Struwwelpeter) to insert … Continued