17 Aug '12, 2am

The Annotated Budak: Lawn Rangers by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Lawn Rangers by @budak

in the far north of the island, grassy fringes frame a maze of polishing ponds and filter beds. Tall sedges and withered cattails smother the latter, while the exposed waterbodies harbour thriving populations of exotic fish and aquatic lilies. The surrounding landscape supports birds of diverse origins as well as reclusive natives who owe their homes to a change of heart that led to the rehabilitation of a buried wetland but is loathe offer assurances of further gains, lest such indulgences get in the way of greater fortunes . But for now, the lawns by the paths, scruffy as they are and cropped to a fault, provide an arena of combat and consumption for odonates adapted to the heat and horrors of the open country. Common amberwings scour the airspace between ankle and knee, darting from blade to blade with restless sweeps in the height of the day. Small, stoutly built and s...

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Sub-Sonic Live Returns | The Lawn

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plussixfive.com 17 Aug '12, 9pm

Sub-Sonic Live returns this weekend, stripping music to its bare essentials for an intimate, acoustic live music experienc...

The Annotated Budak: Jettisoned by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Jettisoned by @budak

budak.blogs.com 14 Aug '12, 3am

With equal impunity but driven by a different appetite, an excitable boy and his sporting mother, clad in wellies and arme...

The Annotated Budak: The pool of high places by @budak

The Annotated Budak: The pool of high places by...

budak.blogs.com 23 Aug '12, 9am

there were by the coast of a compulsive country have long been eroded by artificial forces; on the mainland, only the mode...

The Annotated Budak: Due for a hiding by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Due for a hiding by @budak

budak.blogs.com 23 Aug '12, 9am

There are few invertebrate hunters as potent and purposeful as octopuses. Careful waders can sometimes catch the cephalopo...

The Annotated Budak: Looking with luck by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Looking with luck by @budak

budak.blogs.com 25 Aug '12, 1pm

Big bad things with a reputation for pointy ends, like sharks , stingrays and sea urchins, are hard to miss on the reef. A...

The Annotated Budak: A strand of blue by @budak

The Annotated Budak: A strand of blue by @budak

budak.blogs.com 27 Aug '12, 5pm

can forget themselves in the heat of the moment and line up for the taking, as a small group of common chasers did one aft...

The Annotated Budak: Riff rafter by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Riff rafter by @budak

budak.blogs.com 06 Aug '12, 4am

Sally lightfoot crab s are not as commonly seen as one might suppose, given their penchant for coasts where the waves cras...

The Annotated Budak: Trash talking by @budak

The Annotated Budak: Trash talking by @budak

budak.blogs.com 27 Aug '12, 4am

Land hermit crabs are more easily heard than seen, for these supralittoral wanderers seldom bother to hide their tracks, s...