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Pick & Mix 60 – beetles, horses, cherries, butterflies, Scrabble, Monarchs and more

Reconnecting with my land – the impact of the Enclosure Acts on the English landscape

Japan’s cherry blossom viewing parties – the history of chasing the fleeting beauty of sakura and if you want an amusing travel book based around this, then I thoroughly recommend reading Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson

James Harbeck (Sesquiotica) on life lessons learnt from Scrabble

Extinction and hope –  On the difficulties of reintroducing extinct butterfly species

There are still some farms in the UK using horses instead of tractors – it is good for soil health  but can it be profitable?

Poo, what is that smell? Some male butterflies make their mates stink to keep away potential rivals

Take care when buying wildflower mixes – some aren’t what they seem

Richard EdenThe alchemist, who became a cosmographer

Beetles in amber – a story of early interactions between insects and flowers

Migrating Monarch butterflies travel about 30-40 km a day so if you want you can keep up with them on your bike – Biking 10,000 miles with Monarchs

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Pick and Mix 28 – some video treats

A very interesting, if somewhat gruesome video, of a botfly larva being removed from a human

Continuing with the fly stuff, here are some maggots having an evening meal 🙂 Seriously though, the article is all about using insects as food

And continuing with flies and food – don’t forget that bees are not the only pollinators

Now some hungry mosquitoes, which are of course. also flies

More flies – this time on how to stop them eating your wheat crop

Cockroach farming for food and medicine

Beetles like light too

Magnificent Monarchs in flight – a moving experience

A musical introduction to insect orders

A moving video from a teenage girl about insect extinction

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