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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 19 10:36 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Today a juvenile female Great Spotted Woodpecker decided to sample the joys of sunflower hearts. Up until now I've only seen GSWs on the peanut feeders!

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

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 19 7:19 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I have been told that "WARNING Allolobophora longa and Lumbricus terrestris are free to roam this land" can help deter wanderers, but have no evidence that it actually works. It may be a myth.

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

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Views: 1576818
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 19 9:00 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
At least they have been replaced.

We have had some shoddy courier behaviour round here. Deliveries to completely different addresses, which I have then had to go find after they couldn't tell me w ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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Views: 1576818
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Oct 29, 19 7:15 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
"please respect the wasp and hornet conservation area"



Confrontational has its place but diplomacy is war by other means

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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 19 9:44 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I believe that several wildlife researchers use pattern recognition software to identify individuals (whale tails and seal heads come to mind). I think some programmes compensate for angular distortio ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Oct 25, 19 10:35 am   Subject: Wildlife
Roads can be a problem for Dormice. A good few years ago I was walking along a quietish country road in Dorset when I spotted a dead small creature. My subconscious brain said "Oh, a Dormouse." I cont ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 19 8:42 pm   Subject: Wildlife
This might be of interest (if it works!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce0_JfzRVxI

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 19 11:10 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I've seen them in hundreds in good immigration years. They are indeed beautiful.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 19 5:33 pm   Subject: Wildlife
An interesting moth, but no idea what it is. With any luck the caterpillar stage of most butterflies and moths is over now, so we stand a chance of our cabbages and salad growing a bit before the wint ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 19 5:31 pm   Subject: Wildlife
That's a Silver Y (Autographa gamma) gz. Mainly a migrant species, but the ones that arrive in spring may breed, and be reinforced by an autumn wave of incomers. So uncertain which category this fall ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 19 5:00 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I was standing about six feet away from the bird feeder and the sunflower hearts attracted:

http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29911/marsh+tit+1.jpgPoecile palustris)


and:

http://www.downsize ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 19 4:52 pm   Subject: Wildlife
They definitely lovely creatures - I'd be happy to have those in my garden eating the carotty plants.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 19 11:25 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Last Monday had a trip to the Brecks. Lovely sunny day and had excellent views of a Woodlark - apparently they usually skulk about on the ground, almost invisible, but this one sat on a wire and sang ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 811
Views: 582571
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 19 8:44 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Yes, I'm back!

After an enforced two month absence courtesy careless Porsche Cayenne driver who rear ended our poor little car, my ribs have recovered sufficiently for me to resume Monday ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 556
Views: 230030
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 19 3:05 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Clipped from Wikipedia:

Quote
Dried and powdered, the gall was used to treat colic, as a diuretic, and as a remedy against toothache; the ashes mixed with honey and applied to the scalp were thoug ...
 
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