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Also known as the Food Wrapper Plant, this East As Also known as the Food Wrapper Plant, this East Asian Mallotus (アカメガシワ) can be used to wrap food (obviously!!). It's also used in herbal remedies for gastric ulcers and removing intestinal worms.

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Also known as the Food Wrapper Plant, this East Asian Mallotus (アカメガシワ) can be used to wrap food (obviously!!). It's also used in herbal remedies for gastric ulcers and removing intestinal worms.

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This is Fish Mint or Chameleon Plant (ドクダニ This is Fish Mint or Chameleon Plant (ドクダニ) which can be used in cooking as a herbal garnish (with a fishy smell) or in traditional Chinese medicine.

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This is Fish Mint or Chameleon Plant (ドクダニ) which can be used in cooking as a herbal garnish (with a fishy smell) or in traditional Chinese medicine.

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This is the beginning of our favourite nature walk This is the beginning of our favourite nature walk along a little-used country road in Munakata. I always feel as if I'm entering the jungle when I turn this corner. The tall tree in the background is called a Chinaberry Tree (センダン) and the fruits it produces are very important food for birds in the winter. However, these same fruits are highly toxic for humans!

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This is the beginning of our favourite nature walk along a little-used country road in Munakata. I always feel as if I'm entering the jungle when I turn this corner. The tall tree in the background is called a Chinaberry Tree (センダン) and the fruits it produces are very important food for birds in the winter. However, these same fruits are highly toxic for humans!

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Giant reed or perennial cane ダンチク #japan # Giant reed or perennial cane
ダンチク
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Giant reed or perennial cane
ダンチク
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Ramie is an important plant in human history -- on Ramie is an important plant in human history -- one of the oldest known fiber plants for making fabric.
Japanese name: カラムシ or ラミ

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Ramie is an important plant in human history -- one of the oldest known fiber plants for making fabric.
Japanese name: カラムシ or ラミ

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This is a kind of wild vine related to grapes. The This is a kind of wild vine related to grapes. The flowers attract a lot of bees, wasps, beetles and butterflies.

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This is a kind of wild vine related to grapes. The flowers attract a lot of bees, wasps, beetles and butterflies.

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Kudzu or East Asian Arrowroot クズ #japan #fuku Kudzu or East Asian Arrowroot
クズ

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Kudzu or East Asian Arrowroot
クズ

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Asiatic Jasmine テイカカズラ #japan #fukuok Asiatic Jasmine
テイカカズラ

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Asiatic Jasmine
テイカカズラ

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Taketo came to Munakata to teach us the names of s Taketo came to Munakata to teach us the names of some of local plants -- he's a superb botanist!

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Taketo came to Munakata to teach us the names of some of local plants -- he's a superb botanist!

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Bright metallic green Sweet Potato Leaf Beetle (イモサルハムシ) in a rice paddy. Colasposoma dauricum.

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Bright metallic green Sweet Potato Leaf Beetle (イモサルハムシ) in a rice paddy. Colasposoma dauricum.

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Busy busy ants! This is not speeded up! #naturalj Busy busy ants! This is not speeded up!

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Busy busy ants! This is not speeded up!

#naturaljapan #japannature #nature #insects #insectphotography #ants #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #アリ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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I've found these large colourful weevils three day I've found these large colourful weevils three days in a row. It's Baryrhynchus poweri (ミツギリゾウムシ)

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I've found these large colourful weevils three days in a row. It's Baryrhynchus poweri (ミツギリゾウムシ)

#naturaljapan #japannature #insects #insectphotography #beetles #weevil #coleoptera #wildlifephotography #wildlife #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #昆虫 #甲虫 #ゾウムシ #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市
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Giant Siebold's Worm (シーボルトミミズ). M Giant Siebold's Worm (シーボルトミミズ). Measured against my shoe, it was over 40cm long. The photo doesn't show it well, but this species of worm is blue and shiny.

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Giant Siebold's Worm (シーボルトミミズ). Measured against my shoe, it was over 40cm long. The photo doesn't show it well, but this species of worm is blue and shiny.

#naturaljapan #japannature #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #worm #japan #kyushu #fukuoka #munakata #自然 #九州 #福岡 #宗像市 #ミミズ
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