Unmistakable! The Wasp Spider, Argiope bruennichi. Originally from Southern Europe but now spreading north as the climate changes. This is a female in long grass on the water meadows below the wood in late August. 194 more words
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Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) is growing in huge clumps down by the River Avon, holding its own against the himalayan balsam and nettles.
Tansy has a long history of medicinal and herbal uses, some of them contradictory such as the belief that it both induced abortions and prevented miscarriages. 32 more words
Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio
Guess who’s back, back again — it’s true, it’s damn true! With our protest of silence in support of the #firefarrell movement an official failure, Paul and Tim take to the airwaves to place even more blame at John Farrell’s feet (while we drop a healthy bit of it next to David Price along the way). 94 more words
A brief Thursday morning walk along the Thames from Greenwich heading east, dressed over-optimistically in shorts and t-shirt. Before the rain set in properly I managed to get a few shots looking along the river towards the Dome, and the thought occurred that these views may not last too much longer, if development on the west side of Greenwich peninsula picks up pace as it has on the eastern side. 12 more words