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The Very Green Caterpillar

Hi blog. We are well and truly into autumn.  The cicadas stopped singing long ago, the crickets taking their place as nature’s muses.  The red spider lilies have fallen, and my scant crop of persimmons is nearly ready for harvest.  … Continue reading

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Don’t Count Your Eggs

Hi blog. It’s that time of year again – too many family, social and work obligations, not enough sleep and the sun coming up early. This is just a quick post and a reminder of what can happen if you … Continue reading

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More things you might see when you don’t have a camera

A brief collection of random things I photographed with my mobile phone, all in one morning on a slightly different work route. There were sunflowers over two metres tall… Jungle…   Taro fields… Great purple emperors (Sasakia charonda) or omurasaki … Continue reading

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Splitting hairs? An adventure in Cross-Linguistic Naming

One of the interesting aspects of doing any anything nature-related in Japan is the difference in nomenclature between the English and Japanese languages. Most non-linguists tend to think in very absolute terms – generally along the lines that their language’s … Continue reading

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