Posts in 'natureblog'

Dolphin Artwork

Dolphin ID

Porpoisfully looking at Dol-Fins  When we’re lucky enough to see dolphins (or unidentified cetaceans), it’s not always easy to tell which species they are. Sometimes they leap clear or poke their heads out of the water but, more often than not, all we see is a dorsal fin and a bit of back with no […]

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scarlet malachite beetle pair

A Not So Brief Introduction to the Scarlet Malachite Beetle Project

A Study in Scarlet Introduction – Breakthroughs  We had some breakthroughs in 2021 and 22. Slowly but surely through managing and monitoring our little scarlet malachite beetle nursery cottages, we accumulated enough confidence to have another go at captive breeding, really just to find out what the larvae (beetle grubs) eat. Are they specialists on […]

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Conservation species

Conservation

We really are conservationists  Every product we send out is accompanied by a card thanking the buyer for supporting ‘our conservation projects’. What does this mean? Can artists, fashion brands or stationary suppliers actually help threatened species, or is it ‘Greenwash’?  A lot of businesses offset their damage to Earth’s environment by supporting charities, planting […]

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Ian Sketching Octopus

For the Love of Octopus

Octopus I have always considered octopuses to be a bit of a rarity on the seashore and hoped but never expected, to find one. About 4 years ago after a storm I found my first British Octopus dead on our local beach and then, about a year later, another one still just alive.   The following […]

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