Neowise was NO Hale-Bopp.

July 31, 2020 - Let me take you back 23 odd years. To 1997. (I know... that was indeed almost a quarter of a century ago now. Ridiculo...
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The lucky ones.

July 26, 2020 - Many people (retailers generally) would try to have us believe that Christmas is "the most wonderful time of the year",...
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More hornet clearwing moths.

July 22, 2020 - I think that Ben (my eldest son) and I have between us, found about fifteen pupal exuviae and/or mud casings that surrou...
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370 days.

July 20, 2020 - A year ago (almost exactly), you may remember that I blogged about a leaf-cutter bee nesting in our side-passage wall ou...
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Now that's a first!

July 18, 2020 - As we get to the last week or so of swift activity around the new "Swift Half" and I become genuinely inconsolable for a...
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The mimicker meets the mimicked (and thus its maker).

July 17, 2020 - Just a wee one today. Two days ago whilst looking at the flowers on our "back lawn" (more like a meadow really full of...
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Slow-ly does it.

July 15, 2020 - I've seen quite a few grass snakes in the wild, without deliberately looking for them, that is to say by deliberately li...
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In the buff.

July 13, 2020 - At present, I am using a "turbo trainer" to get 1000 calories burned off quick as you like in the back garden. Easier th...
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SWARM!

July 07, 2020 - This has been my daily (pretty-well) view, during this pandemic - as I've pushed my younger son around Bracknell Forest...
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The three waves of swifts.

July 02, 2020 - First things first. In case you weren't aware, this week (if you're reading this between June 27th and July 5th, 2020) i...
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