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mathematics and images of nature
To appreciate maths you don't need to be a highly educated person, adept at manipulating abstract symbols and equations. Maths is all around us, embodied in nature. Sometimes nature has such complicated shapes that past scientists found it difficult to beli...

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summertime, and the living is easy
Who munched the leaves of some Derwentia perfoliata plants, leaving smooth semi-circular holes at the edge? It was a native bee, a friendly pollinator. Solitary female Leafcutter Bees remove these discs from the leaves so they can use them for building thei...

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summertime, and the living is easy
Who munched the leaves of some Derwentia perfoliata plants, leaving smooth semi-circular holes at the edge? It was a native bee, a friendly pollinator. Solitary female Leafcutter Bees remove these discs from the leaves so they can use them for building thei...

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scats: a post about poo
You mightn't see an animal, but you know it's been there because it's left its droppings, or pellets, or scats, for you to identify. I found this on a garden chair, dried out. It was made by  a possum, I think. I was hoping it was a possum and not a rat. I ...

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a few garden pics from autumn and spring
Earthstar fungi Black House Spider with dead fly Unidentified fungi Yam Daisy Cistus x skanbergii Erigeron, Blue Fescue grass and self seeded Valerian Purple wallflower with Dietes bicolor and Pittosporum in background Orange wallflower with silver leaved S...

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this blog is sleeping
It's been a long time between posts, and I don't know when the next one will happen. Non virtual life is currently very busy. The garden is still evolving, and this gardener is still evolving ... I miss sharing the garden and spiders and fungi and thoughts ...

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why do people hate insects?
There is a whole industry devoted to killing insects. I don't understand this widespread hatred of insects. Some insects are so-called pests and some are supposedly useful to us humans, but as long as none are in plague proportions they are all part of the ...

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why do people hate insects?
There is a whole industry devoted to killing insects. I don't understand this widespread hatred of insects. Some insects are so-called pests and some are supposedly useful to us humans, but as long as none are in plague proportions they are all part of the ...

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it's autumn but it feels like summer
Unprecedented! Record breaking!   These are some of the words being used to describe what is happening weather-wise. Officially, summer is over and it's autumn. But it's still hot, really hot. We are just coming out of a week of temperatures in the 30s (35 ...
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