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The weblog below is for naturalists to use to report interesting sightings, ask questions, report on field meetings and generally post pictures and any information or questions generally relevant in some way to the wildlife and geology of Essex. You will need to register and be logged-on to post to the forum, and you need to upload pictures first, for use in posts. Find out more

Thu 2nd August 2012 15:50 by Graham Smith
Birds in Chimney
Mary - my observations come from a lifetime spent gazing skywards instead of doing something useful! Sorry to bombard you with pictures of fungi but as you know I always defer to you and Tony! I put such pieces on here to try and generate a bit of interest as after all the work Peter has put in on it I want this website (including this forum) to be a success. At the moment it appears to be a private conversation between four of us and I am beginning to despair! Where are all the other Club members? Lost among special interest groups perhaps? A shame, as it could be a great medium for simply swapping notes on finds etc; scientifically based, sure, but also a way of expressing delight in the world around you.  Anyway, I thoroughly enjoy everyone's contributions - small in number as we are. I attach a photo of a creature that delighted me (kind of) this week. It is a new race of the Large Red Slug, named by yours truly as Arion rufus var. giganteus. It only achieves this size after a summer spent gorging on runner beans, mange tout, beetroot and lettuce - my runner beans, mange tout, beetroot and lettuce to be precise! Cheers.

Arion rufus Copyright: Graham Smith



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