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  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 19 12:57 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
I hope the longhorn beetle wasn't the Asian longhorn Buzzy, as that is a notifiable pest as it can destroy woodland. If it was, please could you contact the Forestry Commission immediately.

Otherw ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 785
Views: 481968
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 19 12:52 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
According to the Wikipedia entry they overwinter as adults underground "and so they must be resistant to prolonged periods of oxygen deprivation" but no citations about this.

The one in my photogra ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 19 10:16 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I've heard youngsters in Dorset say "Where's that to" for "Where is it" so the dialect survives.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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Views: 481968
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 19 10:11 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
i know the one that is known and plays flagship but i know of other sites where they live within the immediate area of the river

not to be confused with dock beetles which are bigger ( and on docks ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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Views: 481968
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 19 10:33 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Yesterday we went to a piece of fenland. Very warm and humid - not a day for racing around (but we never do that .)

Saw assorted damsel and dragonflies, juvenile Short-winged Coneheads, juven ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 19 1:21 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I initially read part of that post as "Mr Poe, who usually curls up on a chair to digest his breakfast at this time of day, has been packing..." and thought "I'm not surprised."



Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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Views: 481968
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 19 2:57 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Two weeks ago w did go for a walk, but the most interesting thing we found is still awaiting positive identification (one of two possibles) so I'll report on that when it is all sorted out.

Last we ...
  Topic: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
buzzy

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Views: 561
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 19 2:36 pm   Subject: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.

The moral of that is - don't let anyone put anything in the washing machine who can't be relied upon to exercise pr ...
  Topic: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
buzzy

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Views: 561
PostForum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 19 8:18 pm   Subject: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?
You could stockpile them, like King of the Golden River, awaiting the time when somebody discovers a process for extracting silver from sn*t!

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

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 24, 19 8:46 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Regarding the whistling child - why not buy a big bag of treacle toffee and ask the librarian to hand it out?

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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Views: 481968
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue May 21, 19 6:25 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
This we walked in a long thin wood. Very pleasant walk, lots of caterpillars dangling from tiny threads from the canopy up above - what a job they must have to return to their leafy home (if that is w ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 785
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 17, 19 5:31 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Can't imagine that Dingy Skippers are very happy about their name.

Cool fungus.

I've always thought that. Perhaps in these times uncomplimentary are no longer allowed?

Henrfy
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 785
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri May 17, 19 3:08 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Last Monday we went to a old ironstone area. We saw several Green Tiger Beetles - two of them were doing their best to perpetuate the species, something none of us had seen before. They are usually ra ...
  Topic: Mistletoe
buzzy

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Views: 6273
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 16, 19 10:12 am   Subject: Mistletoe
But at least a weed you can sell one month in the year

Henry
  Topic: Mistletoe
buzzy

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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed May 15, 19 1:41 pm   Subject: Mistletoe
iirc the sticky seeds travel on as well as in birds

When I was young I was always told that it spread by birds wiping their sticky beaks on branches, but perhaps people were being too coy to say " ...
 
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