Tag Archives: insects

New book review

'A Buzz in the Meadow' by Dave Goulson.

Book review: ‘A Buzz in the Meadow’ by Dave Goulson

A fantastic sequel to a fantastic prequel.

Book review: ‘A Sting in the Tale’ by Dave Goulson

Fascinating book about bumblebees.

15th June, 1829: Darwin's delight

On this day in 1829, Charles Darwin was cited in Stephens' 'Illustrations of British Insects'.

Parr for the course

Darwin's beetle collection photo by Martin Parr.

Britain's commonest butterfly spotted in my garden!

Photo of Meadow Brown butterfly [Maniola jurtina].

Spotted in my garden yesterday

Female Orange-tip Butterfly.

The return of the peppered moth

Radio programme describing the re-verification of Kettlewell's peppered moth experiments.


A caterpillar which looks like a twig.

Sexual arms race

Between male and female diving beetles.