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A science blog covering everything from astronomy to zoology with a special emphasis on chemical sciences, environment, materials, nano, pharma, and physics



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Somebody has only gone and squeezed the Moon into Ely Cathedral! Well worth a trip to the city to see it and while you’re there take a hike up the 288 steps to the top of the West Tower 90 metres above sea level for fantastic views of the cathe...

The Lime Hawk-moth, Mimas tiliae is fairly common in Southern England, especially where there are avenues of lime trees, in London, for instance. However, the species has headed north, extending its range in recent years. This specimen was drawn to a...

The range of moth species and the total number in and around the trap is picking up. Best night so far this year – 36 specimens of 21 species. There were a couple of species new for the year and at least one new to me. The Shears (new to me, ch...

As regular readers will know, I re-dug our old garden pond. Well, it’s just about half the size of the original, which was an oval about 6m long and 3m wide, but it’s finished, sort of, after a lot of hard work in the sun. It’s all...

Long before I adopted mothing as one of the slightly weirder of my various hobbies (one that combines biology and photography with a bit of citizen science though), I still occasionally snapped lepidoptera if they turned up somewhere I had my camera.

One swallow doth not a summer make, but there are dozens to be seen around these parts now; have been for a couple of weeks at least. They’re relatively easy to photograph when they’re perched on a telegraph wire staring you out, but not...

The Brood Parasite

on May 18, 2019

The Brood Parasite…sounds like a schlock horror video nasty from the 1980s only available under the counter from your video shop on a dodgy, copied VHS (no Betamax). Of course, it’s a biological term to describe certain species that allow...