We like to bring you the occasional large invertebrate on this blog. And even a huge vertebrate now and then. But here's a big insect with a story to tell. And it's a story that hasn't – quite – ended yet. The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, or ...

 

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Behold, the tree lobster. (Spoiler: not a lobster)

We like to bring you the occasional large invertebrate on this blog. And even a huge vertebrate now and then. But here’s a big insect with a story to tell. And it’s a story that hasn’t – quite – ended yet. The Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, or Tree Lobster, Dryococelus australis, is one of the largest insect species in … Continue reading Behold, the tree lobster. (Spoiler: not a lobster)

 
     
 
 

Review: WakaWaka Power+ and Light

I recently went on holiday for a week to the New Forest – not everso far, I’ll admit, but for me, that counts as an overseas trip. We stayed at Sandy Balls holiday park (yes really) on the western edge of the National Park, right by the Avon river valley. Knowing I was going to … Continue reading Review: WakaWaka Power+ and Light

 
     
 
 

Is the Solent the most expensive ferry crossing in the world?

Moaning about the price of Solent crossings is a national sport on the Isle of Wight. “The Solent is one of the most expensive stretches of water in the world.” Jane Knight, The Independent  “It’s often mooted that mile for mile, the Solent is the most expensive stretch of water to cross in Europe and … Continue reading Is the Solent the most expensive ferry crossing in the world?

 
     
 
 

Are spiders afraid of conkers?

I doubt there’s a spider enthusiast who is not familiar with enquiries about how to keep spiders out of the house. It hardly needs to be pointed out that spider-lovers are the last people who should be asked such a question – indeed, many would probably be interested in how to make spiders come into … Continue reading Are spiders afraid of conkers?

     
 
 

Review: Hi-Tec Trek Plus Activity Tracker

These days I’m out and about a bit, so I got myself a fitness tracker from Hi Tec to see how that worked. I had a rival tracker last year for a while (Misfit Shine), but eventually gave up with it, as it wouldn’t communicate with my phone in any meaningful way. So with a … Continue reading Review: Hi-Tec Trek Plus Activity Tracker

     
 
 
 
   
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