Author Archives: BeetlePunk

About BeetlePunk

A naturalist from the best county in England, Lincolnshire.

Panning dung for gold – proper beetling

On Sunday the 8th of October I headed up to one of my fave stomping grounds, the Brackenhurst Campus muck heap. Pulled out on a previous visit was the (probable) county first Philonthus spinipes, a spectacular looking rove beetle. Now … Continue reading

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A short how to find longhorn beetles, focused searching.

Longhorn beetles (LHB) are a fascinating group of beetles, mostly large and colourful but even the smaller and plainer species have their own charm. Finding them can be a little difficult sometimes but help is at hand… a short and … Continue reading

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Whoop whoop!

Its the first blog post of 2017 but before having a look at the new lifers on the list, I have the challenge for the year. J.L and I have been kicking around together since 2010/2011, ponking our way through … Continue reading

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2016 – Sporadic Ponking

I’ve found a bit of time in between uni work to sum up the past years natural history sightings and outings. Overall it has been a below average year biological recording wise due to the ponk mojo coming and going … Continue reading

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On the day of the super moon, the stars came out… tedious link.

While spending the day splitting logs on the yard in South Lincs, the talk of the super moon lead onto talking about the earth stars that have sprung up. Just before I head up to the NBN Conference in Edinburgh … Continue reading

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