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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 20 1:21 pm   Subject: Wildlife
First Bee Fly of the year today.
Also the Nuthatch was calling away like anything both times I wandered down the drive.
ChiffChaff singing in various parts of the garden - I believe it is just one m ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 20 9:06 pm   Subject: Wildlife
And so a new rural myth is born!

"You want to watch out for they Blackbirds, zur. Round here they kills Leopards and feeds 'em to the females on the nest, that they do!"



Henry
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 20 12:36 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Cassandra, I agree with you about using "u" instead of 'you'. If you need anyone to help at the barricades, let me know!

I almost came to blows with my mother-in-law about the subject.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 20 10:49 am   Subject: Wildlife
They do that too. Wildlife seems to delight in being difficult for humans. I suppose it gives them some quiet amusement.

Not so quiet, necessarily, if the manic laughter from the Green Woodpecker i ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 20 10:35 am   Subject: Wildlife
Above post was referring to a drumming woodpecker!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 20 10:34 am   Subject: Wildlife
Sad about the squirrels Gz. Hope they manage to re-introduce reds once it has passed. I hear woodpeckers quite frequently, but can't usually tell where they are coming from exactly.

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  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 20 11:44 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Sadly reports of the toilet paper buying are coming in here too. I haven't been to look, as we have enough for a few weeks yet, and by the time I need some, I hope those that hoard will have run out o ...
  Topic: Growing in mud.
buzzy

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Views: 865
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 20 1:24 pm   Subject: Growing in mud.
There will certainly be a much higher chance of getting caterpillars on your nettles if they are growing in more open, sunlit situations. I've certainly never seen caterpillars on the dense stands of ...
  Topic: Growing in mud.
buzzy

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Views: 865
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 29, 20 2:23 pm   Subject: Growing in mud.
Only good for butterflies if they get plenty of sun!

Henry
  Topic: Growing in mud.
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 20 11:08 am   Subject: Growing in mud.
You might not get a good crop of anything for a year or two, but the early stages might be good for a variety of invertebrates. Mining bees and such come to mind.

But most of the clay heaps in my g ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 22, 20 11:19 am   Subject: Wildlife
I used to watch the gulls worm charming on my way to and from work through The Meadows in Edinburgh. Many years ago!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 21, 20 12:29 pm   Subject: Wildlife
The worms may have been close to the surface anyway because of the dampness and the sparrow trampling might have been enough to alarm the flood-monitor-worm to say "Uh uh!. More rain. Head for the ski ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 20 1:47 pm   Subject: Wildlife
How do you tell the difference between the boy and girls DPack?
boys have blue eyes; girls have pink eyes
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 20 11:47 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Peats were carried home from the moss in creels, as I understand, but when did creels begin? Stringy stuff would not work with peats, I think.

Henry
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 20 12:17 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
thinking outside the woodshed for a mo, how did folk bundle logs and kindling in smallish amounts in the past?

withies for certain, so i spose twine is a modern version.

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