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  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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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: 766
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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

Replies: 40
Views: 4327
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

Replies: 40
Views: 4327
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 " ...
  Topic: Mistletoe
buzzy

Replies: 40
Views: 4327
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun May 05, 19 10:26 am   Subject: Mistletoe
None of us want photos.

We do, however, want the mind bleach.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 766
Views: 462345
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 19 8:48 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Today we visited a local wood. Saw Bluebells (with a few white ones) two types of Stitchwort, Cowslips, Primroses and caught a whiff of Wild Garlic. Heard several spring birds - Blackcap, Garden Warbl ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 299
Views: 88679
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 19 2:50 pm   Subject: Wildlife
After a weekend away returned to hear Mr Green (aka Green Woodpecker) laughing away at 'normal' tone but occasionally replied to by a falsetto call, which I assume is still a Green Woodpecker. I must ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 299
Views: 88679
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 19 10:31 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Well, the bird in the photo has a patch on its throat, and since House Martins don't have a throat patch the patch in the picture must be red. And Swallows are slender, like this bird. House Martins a ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 299
Views: 88679
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 19 7:35 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Red patch on throat, and long thin tail feathers = Swallow.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 299
Views: 88679
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 6:09 pm   Subject: Wildlife
What must have been about forty years ago I spent a week on the Welsh island of Skokholm. The Rabbits there were very variable and some were clearly descended from domestic bunnies. One I recall was h ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 299
Views: 88679
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 19 10:23 am   Subject: Wildlife
Black Rabbits have been around in wild populations for ages. When Rabbits had to be kept in warrens for them to survive, and fur was just as important a product as meat, black ones were prized, becaus ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

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Views: 462345
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 19 6:02 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
young hawthorn tastes of bread and cheese, which is one of the local names for the buds as forage.

nice in a salad butty

I tried nibbling pieces several times when I was a schoolboy in Norfolk, ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 766
Views: 462345
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 19 10:30 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Great picture Buzzy.

Are they edible?

The short answer is NO. Other members of the family contain varying levels of monomethylhydrazine, which is toxic and carcinogenic (and a rocket fuel). It ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 766
Views: 462345
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 19 10:21 am   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
We are always having arguments about fungal smells! There is always one of our group (not always the same one) who will say "I can't smell anything" (though there was one who DID always say that, but ...
  Topic: Solar panels.
buzzy

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Views: 1322
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 19 9:36 pm   Subject: Solar panels.
Do take care. I have seen several articles on MSN news along the lines of "Solar Panels are Blowing Up In Wiltshire". Haven't read the articles, but sounds pretty scary.

Henry
 
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