Tortoise bug

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I looked with disfavour at the raft of tedious stuff that needed doing at home this morning, contemplated the fact that from Wednesday onwards I’m likely to be running flat-out for five straight days, eyed the weather (bright, sunny and … Continued


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Ever since I first saw woundwort shieldbugs mating on the hedge woundwort, and then later spotted a little clutch of eggs, I’ve been waiting for the annual nymph nursery to appear. The interesting thing about woundwort shieldbugs is that the … Continued


R and I had some errands to run in Stratford, and I took a walk along the river bank, checking for inverts, before going into town. Numbers were pretty disappointing, I have to say, though it was fairly windy, and … Continued