I’ve been thinking about my quest to record every living thing in my house and garden and wondering whether I should attempt this as a systematic sceintific project or just record encounters as and when they happen. Like the small white on my sofa. I’m reading Jennifer Owen’s monumental and entertaining study of her own garden at the moment – Garden Life (out of print but available from http://www.amazon.co.uk). Jennifer spent years documenting everything that set foot in her garden. She was a trained biologist so knew how to trap, identify and properly report findings. I on the other hand took history. Lets just see how it rolls.