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  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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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

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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

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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: 4727
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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Views: 4727
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

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Views: 4727
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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 ...
 
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