Category Archives: Suburban wildlife

Fossil Finds in Northern Japan

Hi blog. Spring is well and truly underway and the cold weather has probably left for good.  I say this because we managed to have a brief hail storm on April 8th and rain, followed by sleet, followed by snow … Continue reading

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No Seal of Approval

Hi blog. Here we are into April.  Not a lot to report, since my days have been dominated by work and getting certain offspring into high school.  The upper secondary level of education here is somewhat complex, but the vast … Continue reading

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Charge Up a Mountain

Hi blog. We are into spring, although some days are struggling to not be cold.  Morning temperatures can still be very low but mid afternoon might be reasonably comfortable.  This might mean needing to rug up for the morning commute … Continue reading

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‘Owls That?

If you took the city of Tokyo and turned it upside down and shook it you would be amazed at the animals that fall out Yann Martel, Life of Pi   Hi blog. We can see the end of winter … Continue reading

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Dormant Dormice

`You might just as well say,’ added the Dormouse, who seemed to be talking in his sleep, that “I breathe when I sleep” is the same thing as “I sleep when I breathe”!’ The Dormouse, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by … Continue reading

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Anew

Hi blog. Here I am again after yet another long absence from the keyboard. One excuse this time is that my old faithful 2011 model Dynabook suddenly died one morning in late December – I suspect a component on the … Continue reading

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They Might Be Giants

“What giants?” said Sancho Panza. “Those thou seest there,” answered his master, “with the long arms, and some have them nearly two leagues long.” Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Hi blog. Too long between posts, I know.  It seems that I … Continue reading

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I’m just a fun guy

“All fungi are edible.  Some are just edible only once.“ Unknown Hi blog. We are experiencing some glorious autumn weather.  The early mornings may be chilly, but once the sun is out things warm up.  It is a pity to … Continue reading

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One Flew Over the Hornet’s Nest

Hi blog. I can’t believe that it has been nearly two months since my last post. I started writing one near the end of August, but got stuck on the direction to take it… and then the typhoons hit.  And … Continue reading

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Bear No Grudge

Hi blog. The summer holidays are almost over.  The weather has cooled down somewhat, especially at night – at least for now.  Those typhoons can really affect the temperature as well as rainfall, and Japan has been experiencing an average … Continue reading

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