Category Archives: Suburban wildlife

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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Well spotted

Hi blog. This post is another “stumbled upon” or, more accurately, “flown into” event. Another day topping 35℃.  I escaped left work a little early to go and see an evening screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story with Mat, continuing … Continue reading

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Fill in the blanks

Hi blog. I see it has been a month since my last post, and even now I have essentially nothing to write about nature-wise. You would have read in your news about the massive flooding in western Japan (particularly Hiroshima … Continue reading

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Don’t pick up chicks!

Hi blog. I’m sorry about my lack of posts, but I am busy with a few things at home and work that require my attention. The rainy season has officially ended, the earliest ending ever announced by the bureau of … Continue reading

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Furious in Japan

Hi blog. This is an article on a truly “No, sorry, wrong!” affair.  It is doing the rounds of some major news outlets worldwide but seems to have been missed by Japan’s English language press.  (The BBC did release a … Continue reading

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Rice fish, baby

Hi blog. May weather has been somewhat erratic this year – we’ve had some glorious clear days, days of gale-force winds, days of bucketing rain and the coldest day in May in 35 years. It was on a Saturday afternoon … Continue reading

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Japanese Striped Loach

Hi blog. It was the end of a long week and the first day of a three-day weekend. (Cue Homer Simpson’s “Woohoo!”)  Actually, we were pretty lucky about the three day weekend; the April 29th holiday fell on a Sunday … Continue reading

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