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New Forest: evening barbecues and uninvited guests

A recent spell of mild, sunny weather finally brought forth the idea of having a barbecue to my mind. What could be more pleasant than to invite a few friends over to enjoy an alfresco feast in an English country … Continue reading

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The ticklish impertinence of the New Forest fly

In 1895 a local newspaper published ‘Notes on Injurious Insects’.[1] Chief among these perilous mini-beasts was the forest fly (Hippobosca equina) aka horse louse fly, side-fly or crab-fly, a bloodsucking pest that ‘causes great annoyance to the horses in the … Continue reading

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