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  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 22 6:55 am   Subject: Wildlife
I saw a red kite yesterday in a place I had never seen one before. We get them fairly frequently over the woods now, although we can't often see them through the canopy at this time of year, and in ot ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 28, 22 7:44 am   Subject: Wildlife
We sometimes see cockchafers, and they are big. Sounds as if your birds are doing well. I have had a few peregrine dropped pigeon kills for dinner when they get dropped in the garden. L leave the ones ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 22 7:21 am   Subject: Wildlife
I have never heard the female make more than one or two tuwhits, which I why I wondered if it was something else, but no other owl makes that noise, so must have been a female tawny.

Interesting n ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 26, 22 8:41 am   Subject: Wildlife
I am sure during WWII very few British people would have known about those herbs and spices, and they would have been very hard to get hold of anyway.

Heard something odd up the woods overnight on ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

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Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 22 8:14 am   Subject: Wildlife
I believe that at the start of WWII one from one of the London zoos was tried by some of the staff and not considered worth eating again.
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Jun 20, 22 7:59 am   Subject: Wildlife
We were at a show in a downland valley this weekend, and the birds were making the most of the wind, except when it got to impossible (as it did at times), and using it for lift. A number of gulls (un ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 22 7:51 am   Subject: Wildlife
They are called orange tips, Sgt. Colon. I haven't seen an awful lot of butterflies yet. July tends to be the best time in the woods as we get silver washed fritillaries, and sometimes a purple empero ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 22 6:45 am   Subject: Wildlife
Sounds nice Sgt. Colon. Odd there being only one type of bee on each.

We had a red admiral butterfly around the place we sit in our 'yard' yesterday, and it sat on the back of son's chair. I manag ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

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Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 22 6:47 am   Subject: Wildlife
Managed to get the one taking off really well. The other one shows your feeding area well.

Sunday evening I was in the garden and heard a couple of blackbirds yelling at each other. One has a terr ...
  Topic: tomato experiment
Mistress Rose

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Views: 11710
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 22 6:40 am   Subject: tomato experiment
Mine are a bit bigger too, and have some flowers on, but they are not as big as your tomato plants.
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 12, 22 8:02 am   Subject: Wildlife
That's rather nice. I think we may have a robin nesting in another part of the front loader in the 'yard'. Didn't see the bluetits the other day, so they may have fledged. Thought we saw a red kite ye ...
  Topic: i aint afraid of no bear....
Mistress Rose

Replies: 14
Views: 540
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 11, 22 7:05 am   Subject: i aint afraid of no bear....
If I see a new cat in our garden I tell it the rules. No messing in my seed beds, no chasing the wildlife, and no fishing if the pond has water in it. We sometimes get toads and used to get frogs in t ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Mistress Rose

Replies: 2024
Views: 2177097
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 22 7:38 am   Subject: Wildlife
I have one or two plants with yellow colouring on this year. Not sure why. Some of the blackberries are coming through yellow. Is that an Oregon blackberry as the leaves are not the same as the ordina ...
  Topic: i aint afraid of no bear....
Mistress Rose

Replies: 14
Views: 540
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 22 7:36 am   Subject: i aint afraid of no bear....
Rather more recent than that Dpack. Think it was in the 1960s. I remember it, and although ancient, I am not that ancient.
  Topic: i aint afraid of no bear....
Mistress Rose

Replies: 14
Views: 540
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 22 7:11 am   Subject: i aint afraid of no bear....
Many years ago now there was a bear got loose from a zoo on the Isle of Wight and took to the woods. Think they managed to use a rifle with one of those sedation darts and caught it that way. A police ...
 
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