Category Archives: Beetles

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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If you can’t beat them, sweep them! Three firsts in one day.

While the world seems to be going crazy on Pokemon Go, I’ve been going crazy on British Wildlife Go. This is a post about one of my top three places to go wildlife hunting and a place that never disappoints. … Continue reading

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