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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: Whose vertabrae does this belong to? 3 hours ago in Bones, teeth and skulls by John John
Re: Geologists - What type of rock is this? 7 hours ago in Identification by Dr T Dr T
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ID of this inclined tree 1 day ago in Trees by Akkulaufzeit91 Akkulaufzeit91
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Need help identifying this fossil. 2 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Peter Peter
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Flowering shrub 2 days ago in Plants by DMcKenzie DMcKenzie
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curious red and white rock 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Sheck Sheck
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Re: Is this some kind of tooth? (from West Runton Beach, Norfolk) 3 days ago in Fossils and rocks by Grumpy Curator Grumpy Curator
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