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Late night Breather in Garden

Just take a flashlight and have one more breath of fresh air before retiring. (Don’t forget to take camera).

I have got into the habit of doming this recently because of Rosie my mini Dachshund who has discovered ‘mousing’ and just loves to go chasing around the garden following her long nose. 25 more words


Sunflower seeds

A selection of sunflower seeds potted up at the Orchard Park Summer Fiesta. Can you spot yours?

Good luck with growing your plants, we look forward to the entries into the tallest sunflower competition. 25 more words


Big British jellyfish survey

This video is called Vicious Beauties – The Secret World Of The Jellyfish.

From Wildlife Extra:

National Jellyfish Survey gives a tally of UK sightings for the first time in 40 years…

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New Dutch beetle species discovery

This video from the USA is called A Red Palm Weevil in Virginia Beach.

On 28 July 2014, Dries Mulder found a beetle in Haaften in the Netherlands. 101 more words



Bald-faced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) cutting away at the black locust hand-rails at the Native Plant Garden at NYBG.Look at those mandibles! Several hundred workers in a colony will build up those… 33 more words


The many variations of eyes V

Odd-balls and accidents of evolution: the spookfish and the mantis shrimp

The spookfish is an evolutionary odd-ball because it’s the only animal known to use mirrors in its eyes to focus incoming light. 210 more words