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Ladybird, Ladybird

The hunt begins…   No, I am simply looking for something to feed our frog.  Small grasshoppers or crickets are the best food.  Small worms are also excellent, but difficult to find.  Slaters (woodlice, sow bugs, or whatever they are … Continue reading

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It’s just not Cricket

The name signifies “bell-insect;” but the bell of which the sound is thus referred to is a very small bell, or a bunch of little bells such as a Shinto priestess uses in the sacred dances. The suzumushi is a … Continue reading

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Cave Cricket, Anyone?

Things have been a bit quiet here at Wild in Japan.  I don’t know whether to blame it on my busy schedule (I seem to be out of sync and then find myself rushing), the weather (we’ve had our share … Continue reading

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Summer Songs and Beetlemania

The height of summer has passed but the heat and humidity continue.  Still, the evenings have become cooler and pleasant, and there are a few other signs of the changing of the seasons.   In Japan, you can actually hear … 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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The things you see when you don’t have a camera

Just a brief collection of assorted pics hastily taken with my mobile phone.  These are ones that actually turned out – my attempts to photograph herons, kingfishers, lizards and tree frogs with  my mobile inevitably end up as tiny blurs – … Continue reading

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