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The benefits of taking photographs to identify insects

They say that the largest group of insects- indeed of all animals- is beetles. Sometimes wandering down the Blackwater Valley one wonders if in fact the largest group are large, irritatingly conspicuous, and unrecognizable ones. ¬†What are they? Luckily we … Continue reading

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Pretty in Purple

Stu and I have been out in Wellesley this week doing tree inspections and whilst looking at the base of a dual stem tree, hidden in the leaves, we found this beauty. This is Carabus problematicus, identifiable by the ridged … Continue reading

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Banking for beetles and orchids

Yesterday the volunteers and I joined Bernard from the BVC Trust to clear a beetle bank at Grant’s Moor South, just east of Farnborough North Station. It was great to clear another section to extend the south-facing bank with bare … Continue reading

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