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All about hoverflies

Sarah West, community scientist, Yorkshire and Humber
 

A recent post on iSpot got me doing a bit of research on hoverflies. They are mimics of bees and wasps; they pretend to look like them to protect themselves from would-be predators. They are completely harmless and fascinating creatures.

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The big freeze!

Brrrrr it's cold here in York! I battled through 5 inches of snow into work this morning and have been welcomed by a very beautiful sight:

Snow

Bit of a contrast to last month's post of the same view!

If you live in a part of the country which hasn't yet had snow and are feeling a bit left out, there are lots of snowy photos on iSpot at the moment - I particularly liked this Christmas card robin.

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