Thursday, March 23, 2006

Millipedes return

Yesterday a fine large flat-back millipede, Nanogona polydesmoides,turned up under a piece of wood in M3. They disappear for most of the winter, but are common in a range of sizes in the warmer months. This is designated a UK BAP Species of Conservation Concern since, though widespread and often common in Britain, it is apparently rare in mainland Europe.

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