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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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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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Probably The Pinnacle of Ponking

Ponking was and still is just a word used for going out and looking for something interesting fauna or floral related. Most often it isn’t concerned with taxa like birds or mammals, its an insect thing. It popped out one … Continue reading

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Cementing the ponkological mo-jo – Moth trapping

Fresh from the woods and still slightly grubby, this was worth the late night blogging frenzy. Moth trapping in Callan’s lane wood, South Lincolnshire, this evening took the irritated feelings of the evening away with a flurry of new species … Continue reading

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