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Jules Howard
Science-writer, author, zoology correspondent. Pond person. Latest: 'The Wildlife Pond Book'. Guardian / BBC.
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Jules Howard 8h
Replying to @WanderingGaia
Of course. That's something I have no experience of, I must confess. (Our advice about ponds in the UK will probably have to change when invasive species regularly become breeders here - dreading this moment...).
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Jules Howard 8h
Replying to @WanderingGaia
Hundreds of fly species visit ponds, as you know, so I kind of see mosquitoes as the annoying flat-mates in a genuinely warm and positive community of flies / organisms that are soon-to-be bat food. But I know not everyone agrees! :)
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Jules Howard 8h
Replying to @WanderingGaia
To reduce mosquitoes in the early days, I tend to pile in pond plants early. The architecture of plants increases the number of microhabitats presents, which attracts in the beetles (especially) and newts etc. that will hunt their larvae.
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Jules Howard 8h
Replying to @WanderingGaia
Hi Gaia - that was quick! Yep, fish is personal choice, of course, although native fish can be hard to come by in shops (+disease threats there). For me, I guess, adding fish completely re-structures the invert community - plus the poor taddies can get gobbled! 1/2
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Minorities in Polar Research Jun 3
"I'm a Sailor, Explorer & Climate Change Activist w/ experience on research vessels. My interest in polar research stems from trying to tailor the climate change/plastic pollution message to ordinary people like myself & show the polar regions importance to the rest of the world
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Christopher Jackson Jun 3
😃 Just discovered I've received this year's President’s Awards for Excellence in Societal Engagement for delivering, "...high-quality engagement activities with the public, schools, and community groups.". Thanks very much to those who nominated me! 🤗
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Melissa E. Kemp May 31
I owe my love of nature to my ancestors: from my 3x great-grandpa who bought our family's land after Emancipation, to my grandmother who star-gazed and gardened with me on that same land. She also taught me mark recapture!
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Jules Howard Jun 3
Thanks Brenna. It is def a kind of madness, I agree! 🤣 (I would send you a copy of my pond book Gaia, but I have none right now. If u need it , have a good lil guide called 'Just Add Water'!). Let me know how it goes! And good luck!
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Anjali Goswami Jun 3
Need ideas on how to support ? 1) Donate to bail funds 2) Donate your time (e.g. to collect & analyse data) & money to 3) Push institutions/societies to create scholarships
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Alison Atkin Jun 2
Wouldn't it be amazing to add to this list this week? 2.4 million (!) people viewed the programme on its opening night last week. Imagine the impact a mention of could have with an audience that size!
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Froglife Jun 1
Do you fancy winning a copy of our patron 's new book? If so, LIKE this post & COMMENT "What UK Snake species is NOT featured in the photo below?" [Entries close on 10/06/2020 at 1pm, winners chosen at random]
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Becky Wragg Sykes Jun 1
I would *really* love to see some support for this from UK community... especially , and how about a little feature on or eh ? also tagging
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Jules Howard May 30
Been seeing so many of these next to the pond the last couple of days. 😍😍😍
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Jules Howard May 30
Wow! What a beautiful spot! (Slight worry that this will be a drought year. All ponds playing a vital role right now!🤞)
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Jules Howard May 30
In a cot.
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Jules Howard May 30
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Jules Howard May 29
Replying to @big_gooders
Ours! 🤣 she's nine. About time, right?
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Jules Howard May 29
Replying to @bobbiesaxon
Minefield! 😂
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Jules Howard May 29
Just told a kid the toothfairy isn't real. The atmosphere is electric. Highly recommend.
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Jules Howard May 29
Replying to @liamjdrew
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