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Photograph of the brightly coloured and patterned Jersey tiger moth, Euplagia quadripunctaria, found in the museum Wildlife Garden.

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Re: ID please: Lower end of tibia (?) from Hamstead 45 minutes ago in Fossils and rocks by BirdFromButser BirdFromButser
Re: Is this a fossil? 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Kate Kate
Re: Bracklesham Bay Vertabrae no2 ID help 1 hour ago in Fossils and rocks by Dollydebs Dollydebs
Re: Bracklesham, Sussex - Vertabrae help 2 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dollydebs Dollydebs
Re: Pennine Middle Coal Measures formation Shark spine? 2 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Dr T Dr T
Re: Can anyone identify whether this is a fossil & if so, what might it be 3 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Paul K Paul K
A feather in need of a bird 3 hours ago in All animal life by MND MND
fossil? 5 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Kate Kate
Is this an exoskeleton of a bug found in our garden? 5 hours ago in Bug forum by JoFi JoFi
Re: Fossil bone? 6 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by Rooky Rooky
Re: Is this a fossil? Found Walton on the Naze 7 hours ago in Identification by Gill 73 Gill 73
Re: Can anyone help identify this tree? 7 hours ago in Identification by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: Tree ID again please 8 hours ago in Trees by MikeHardman MikeHardman
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Large Fossil Molar Tooth Found - can you help identify? 10 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Fossiloliver Fossiloliver
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Re: Manna Ash? 13 hours ago in Trees by lucy lucy
Mysterious little bug fossil? 21 hours ago in Fossils and rocks by JamesN JamesN
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Re: Id help please. 21 hours ago in Bug forum by AlteredEgo AlteredEgo
Re: Tree Identification from leaf 22 hours ago in Trees by BB BB
Re: Moth ID please 22 hours ago in Moths by SWC SWC
Re: Plant ID - Willowherb? 1 day ago in Identification by lucy lucy
Bone Found 1 day ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by Talon Talon

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