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Some thoughts on caterpillars

By Brian Cave - Monday, April 27, 2015

     This caterpillar was photographed on April 26th chewing happily on a leaf of the common plantain (Plantago lanceolata), growing in a pasture  in South Central France.   It is… Read more…

Bye Bye Garden Geraniums?

By Brian Cave - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

       This  butterfly discovered by my daughter on one of her Geraniums (Perlagoniums) was unknown to her or myself.          At first we mistook it for a long tailed blue…. Read more…

Large Tortoiseshell in December

By Brian Cave - Monday, December 16, 2013

         Extraordinary -  Fluttering on the bathroom window  on the fifteenth of December  2013.  It must have awakened from hibernation.  Where had it been hiding?   The bathroom is always… Read more…

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