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Lepidopteran of the month: Small tortoiseshell butterfly

Here’s my Lepidopteran of the Month series, back after a few months’ hibernation. You might choose to follow my ‘butterfly’ tag for other posts in this series. Today, in June, let’s admire the small tortoiseshell butterfly (Aglais urticae) which I … Continue reading

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Getting rid of ragwort

The common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) is a familiar sight in Britain. It’s pretty, isn’t it? But it’s classed as an injurious weed under the Weeds Act 1959. That was amended by the Ragwort Control Act 2003 for England and Wales. … Continue reading

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