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  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 533
Views: 127644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 17 9:30 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
many of our ones "nest" in the small holes in the surface of bricks which are just the right size for their body and the legs press flat on the surface.

i guess they look for a similar bivvy on tre ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 533
Views: 127644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 17 7:31 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
good finds, the bug is an ace colour unless you live on green and brown things.
if it isnt toxic i recon you are correct that it will change hue as it dries

we have quite a few harvestmen/ladies i ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 533
Views: 127644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 17 4:32 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Today we visited an area of mixed woodland/grassland/wetland. We had hoped to find the Willow Emerald damselfly, but the tree on which one of us observed it last year had been cut down. This not neces ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 533
Views: 127644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 19, 17 8:19 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
This week we visited a new site to us, a private wood that is not always accessible.

We found a lot of nice things, including Herb Paris (more or less going over), Green Hellebore (no flowers left) ...
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
buzzy

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 17 12:13 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
The first link works now. That sort of thing might help, but it depends on how canny your pigeons are. You might need to move it around from time to time.

Henry
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
buzzy

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 17 12:08 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
i dont think engine spares will work very well.



I got vintage pedal cycle spares!

Henry
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
buzzy

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 17 9:34 am   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
Can you tell us which birds are causing the problem? There is good eating on both pigeons and sparrows, I've heard.

Henry
  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
buzzy

Replies: 16
Views: 665
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 17 10:21 pm   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
If you built a cathedral you might get Peregrine Falcons

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 533
Views: 127644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 17 12:46 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
We also found a few galls, including this one:


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29101/dyers+gall+1.jpgJaapiella genisticola on Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria) and is reportedly rather rare, ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 533
Views: 127644
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 17 12:10 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
This week we visited an ols quarry site that has been allowed to return to grassland and some trees.

We found the Lurid Bolete (Boletus luridus):


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29098/bol+lu ...
  Topic: One for Buzzy
buzzy

Replies: 12
Views: 690
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 17 7:44 am   Subject: One for Buzzy
Is it the brown tail that can infest hawthorn and completely denude the plant? We sometimes have outbreaks of it round here.

I'm fairly sure that's the one. Don't get too near big infestations - if ...
  Topic: One for Buzzy
buzzy

Replies: 12
Views: 690
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 17 10:57 pm   Subject: One for Buzzy
Looks as if it's on a piece of seaweed, in which case I think it's an early stage of Goose Barnacle. Don't know enough about them to give a species name, I'm afraid.

Henry
  Topic: One for Buzzy
buzzy

Replies: 12
Views: 690
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 17 10:11 pm   Subject: One for Buzzy
Well, technically yours is a (small t) tussock moth because it is of the family of Tussock moths (Lymantriidae), but this includes the Dark Tussock, the Pale Tussock, the Reed Tussock, the Brown Tail, ...
  Topic: One for Buzzy
buzzy

Replies: 12
Views: 690
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 17 8:55 pm   Subject: One for Buzzy
Just looked in the book and it says this moth family is called the Tussocks because of the tufts of hair in the back of the larvae. I'd have called them the Shaving Brushes if I'd been given the choic ...
  Topic: One for Buzzy
buzzy

Replies: 12
Views: 690
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 06, 17 8:48 pm   Subject: One for Buzzy
The Tussocks don't have the Denis Healey eyebrows ( ), and yours doesn't have the black rings round each body segment that Tussocks have. This is a Vapourer (Orgyia antiqua) caterpillar, though ...
 
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