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  Topic: Attracting birds of prey.
dpack

Replies: 18
Views: 17398
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 18 10:31 am   Subject: Attracting birds of prey.
a generic example

iirc i found lots, something like bird scarer hawk kite had pages of em.
  Topic: Foot Traffic Over Tree Roots
dpack

Replies: 4
Views: 87
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 18 9:04 pm   Subject: Foot Traffic Over Tree Roots
the parking, shuttle bus and paths changes makes sense.

re foot fall on roots, it can be quite severe if the ground is eroded from shallow roots or the bark knocked off over surface roots/buttres ...
  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 188
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 18 2:16 pm   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
now would be ace as the summer heat will get the ferment going.

a bonus is you could poke/dig a few holes in it, add a bit of good compost and plant squash or punpkins to sprawl over the sheet.
  Topic: No dig / suppressing grass
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 188
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 18 11:28 am   Subject: No dig / suppressing grass
lots of manure and a plastic cover, let it solarise, ferment and settle down, remove cover and plant next spring
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 200
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 6:55 pm   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
dpack

Replies: 9
Views: 200
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 11:11 am   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
  Topic: if it works there...
dpack

Replies: 3
Views: 81
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 10:23 pm   Subject: if it works there...
...[url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/15/the-magical-wilderness-farm-raising-cows-among-the-weeds-at-knepp] it can work elsewhere if the basic model is tweaked to the location.

...
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
dpack

Replies: 36
Views: 611
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 18 10:47 pm   Subject: Portuguese Insects
  Topic: White crab spider
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 391
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 18 10:06 am   Subject: White crab spider
oooh so it is (was), some have quite a set of jaws but not as difficult a meal as a bee in extremis.
  Topic: White crab spider
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 391
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 18 9:55 pm   Subject: White crab spider
ace photos

cute critter, unless one is a bee? did that go badly for ms buzz?
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 374
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 18 4:24 pm   Subject: Wildlife
last evening one of the sammy mouse family discovered the delight of coconut yogurt ( from a remnants of a hoverfly rescue:roll: ) from the pot a couple of feet from me.

a bit jumpy at first but it ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 374
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 18 10:47 am   Subject: Wildlife
harvest mice in the compost/wood store
lots of avian restaurant customers (see below )
lots of invertebrates
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 4891
Views: 618540
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 18 7:58 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
inspecting the ranch , that makes it even trickier to know which way to send it
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
dpack

Replies: 4891
Views: 618540
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 18 6:14 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
well done, i have grabbed a few critters off the tarmac.

not knowing much about tortoises or the landscape but with most things on the move they are looking for dinner or a "special friend" ( or if ...
  Topic: Quite impressed
dpack

Replies: 2
Views: 244
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 18 10:25 am   Subject: Quite impressed
 
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