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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 273
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 6:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
What must have been about forty years ago I spent a week on the Welsh island of Skokholm. The Rabbits there were very variable and some were clearly descended from domestic bunnies. One I recall was h ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 273
Views: 75660
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 10:23 am   Subject: Wildlife
Black Rabbits have been around in wild populations for ages. When Rabbits had to be kept in warrens for them to survive, and fur was just as important a product as meat, black ones were prized, becaus ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 19 6:02 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
young hawthorn tastes of bread and cheese, which is one of the local names for the buds as forage.

nice in a salad butty

I tried nibbling pieces several times when I was a schoolboy in Norfolk, ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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Views: 449274
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 19 10:30 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Great picture Buzzy.

Are they edible?

The short answer is NO. Other members of the family contain varying levels of monomethylhydrazine, which is toxic and carcinogenic (and a rocket fuel). It ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 760
Views: 449274
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 19 10:21 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
We are always having arguments about fungal smells! There is always one of our group (not always the same one) who will say "I can't smell anything" (though there was one who DID always say that, but ...
  Topic: Solar panels.
buzzy

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Views: 216
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 19 9:36 pm   Subject: Solar panels.
Do take care. I have seen several articles on MSN news along the lines of "Solar Panels are Blowing Up In Wiltshire". Haven't read the articles, but sounds pretty scary.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 19 9:31 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Some of the pics on the web show the white ribs on the underside that look a bit cabbagy, but I didn't know they were there to see so didn't try to see/photograph them.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 19 5:11 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Today's walk was at a site that most of us visited a couple of weeks ago (except me, who did not wake up to my alarm!)
Return visit was decided upon because at the first visit the Wild Garlic had not ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 19 9:10 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Nice. The cranes must have been a real highlight.

Oh yes! Definitely. Well chuffed! Not many of those about.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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Views: 449274
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 19 11:51 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
An Otter was seen in another part of the site a couple of days ago, so Otter is a good shout for culprit.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 19 10:21 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
upper right quadrant
centre top of that

looks rather like otter paw print to me

without a scale or mark one eyeball i would give it 70% based on shape.

it could be lighting and land ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 760
Views: 449274
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 19 9:15 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Today's walk was very enjoyable - it began rather misty and then he sun burnt through and it got rather warm. Heard Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiff Chaff and Cetti's Warbler amongst the songsters, and ...
  Topic: Little cluckers
buzzy

Replies: 11
Views: 746
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 19 6:02 pm   Subject: Little cluckers
I remember years ago seeing our neighbour's hens fighting vigorously over a mouse that one of them had caught.

I may be wrong, but I don't think wild mice are the most pathogen free creatures aroun ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 273
Views: 75660
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 19 12:55 am   Subject: Wildlife
third type of ladybird , a little black and yellow one with dots that almost look like part of a tiny chess board

…………………………..….

That'll be the Fourteen Spot Ladybird ( ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 760
Views: 449274
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 19 9:47 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Went out last Monday to part of the Ouse Washes - flooded at the moment. Great variety of water birds, but the most interesting thing was watching a Great Crested Grebe trying to swallow a rather larg ...
 
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