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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 427
Views: 145761
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 19 11:16 pm   Subject: Wildlife
here goes.
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29873/C60A0128+%282%29_opt.jpg



I expect you know that is the Marmalade Fly (Episyrphus balteatus). Lovely picture.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 427
Views: 145761
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 19 10:34 am   Subject: Wildlife
In general, books are more accurate than the internet. Often, when I have searched the internet for images of a particular species, I have found a mixture of species. That might sometimes be due to di ...
  Topic: Wasps
buzzy

Replies: 8
Views: 321
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 2:04 pm   Subject: Wasps
As I understand it, it is very unusual to have two wasp nests adjacent.
Perhaps they are two different species?
Perhaps there are two entrances to one large nest?

Useful as wasps are, it may be t ...
  Topic: Wasps
buzzy

Replies: 8
Views: 321
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 9:57 am   Subject: Wasps
Make the lawn a no-go area, either by decree, or by barriers!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 427
Views: 145761
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 19 6:52 pm   Subject: Wildlife
It seems that nobody yet understands (or has not yet published) the reasons for some caterpillars being green and some being brown. It isn't, apparently, a simple genetic link, nor a dietary thing. Wh ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 427
Views: 145761
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 19 10:15 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Hefalump Hawk Moth caterpillars come in two varieties. Green (as dpack describes) ang grey/black/brown as gz shows.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 427
Views: 145761
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 19 10:30 am   Subject: Wildlife
There are Hummingbird Moths (Probably Hemaris thysbe) which we don't have in the UK, and Hummingbird Hawk Moths (Macroglossum stellatarum) which we do get from time to time in the UK, and do hover to ...
  Topic: M&S Plastic toy giveaway
buzzy

Replies: 10
Views: 959
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 19 5:50 pm   Subject: M&S Plastic toy giveaway
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The concept of these give aw ...
  Topic: the worst banquet ever
buzzy

Replies: 24
Views: 4990
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 19 10:04 am   Subject: the worst banquet ever
Carbs - Rice Pudding as made by our school cook in the 1950s. It was yellow to orange and put me off rice pudding for life. It makes me queasy just thinking about it.

I realize that there are other ...
  Topic: the worst banquet ever
buzzy

Replies: 24
Views: 4990
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 19 9:57 am   Subject: the worst banquet ever
Medronho? Vile, and definitely emetic.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 806
Views: 517777
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 19 11:21 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Have never seen the Hare's Cap. Odd one.

I was going on the shape of the flower Buzzy. Pyramid orchids tend to make a more distinct pyramid shape than other orchids, but if you find it is somethin ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 806
Views: 517777
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 19 10:05 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
That's the Ringlet - lots of them about now.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 806
Views: 517777
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 9:02 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Hares Foot Inkcap with the cute and fluffy stage at the right


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29843/haresfoot+ink.jpg

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 806
Views: 517777
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 8:57 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I would say pyramid. They are quite common round here and we have a good selection in the grass verge in the opposite side of the road. This year, thank goodness, the grass mowing monkeys have only cu ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 806
Views: 517777
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 19 6:40 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
wow nice shrooms,

do they start as bells and then fray?

no idea what they are

I'm pretty sure they are inkcaps.

They might be Hares Foot Inkcaps, rather dry. I'm sure that grows on wood ch ...
 
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