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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sunrise 08:15 am      Sunset: 04:19 pm For those who are interested in how galls are formed: Insect galls are the highly distinctive plant structures formed by particular herbivorous insects. They are plant tissue controlled by the insect. Galls offer a habitat and food source for the maker of the gall. The interior of a gall can contain edible nutritious starch and other tissues. Galls may also provide the insect with physical… Read More

Sunrise 08:16 am      Sunset: 04:16 pm There is a surge in the number of tree climbing, lichen grazing slugs; most are small, youngsters, and they have a preference for oaks.

Sunrise 08:16 am      Sunset: 04:16 pm I see many spiders in Hoo Wood and on the marsh, but his female common orb weaver and her web catches my eye most frequently. The female common orb weaver is a pale yellow-brown colour. The abdomen features brown markings which resemble a leaf pattern.

Sunrise 08:16 am      Sunset: 04:16 pm

Sunrise 08:17 am      Sunset: 04:15 pm

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