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  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 18 10:17 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I got the moth - the caterpillar just looks extremely hungry.

Somebody should write a book about that.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 699
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 24, 18 9:41 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Two Magpie Moths and a Magpie Moth caterpillar. The moth (Abraxas grossulariata) used to be regarded as a pest of Gooseberries and currants, but has declined and is now not so much a problem. The wing ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 699
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 18 9:57 am   Subject: Wildlife
We sometimes get woodmice around the yard. They have large ears and big eyes and are rather sweet, but still mice, and can be a nuisance if they get indoors. Still leave the same smell, which I learnt ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 699
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 18 12:14 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Snaps would be good!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 699
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 18 9:59 am   Subject: Wildlife
dpack, might biggi sammison be a Yellow Necked Mouse? They are bigger and more brightly coloured than bog standard Wood Mouse. They like soap, and dried cheggies. (And lots of other things, I expect!) ...
  Topic: Portuguese Insects
buzzy

Replies: 36
Views: 716
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 18 9:33 am   Subject: Portuguese Insects
Very, very similar. Two species from the same genus. Both have the same nasty habits!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 699
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 18 9:29 am   Subject: Wildlife
Baby Tawny Owl calling at dusk last night, and still calling this morning. Maybe its parents have said "Get your own food!"

Henry

PS I'll ask around about the Bee Orchids
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 699
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 5:43 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Baby Blue Tits arrived at the feeders yesterday.

Baby Great Tits and baby Great Spotted Woodpecker still visiting regularly.

Henry
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
buzzy

Replies: 9
Views: 305
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 4:22 pm   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...


Henry
  Topic: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
buzzy

Replies: 9
Views: 305
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 12:31 pm   Subject: Chaps, I wrote a book on keeping chickens...
When they breed chickens that can defend themselves against foxes, I might need a copy, but at present I have no plans!

Good luck with it, though.

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

Replies: 4897
Views: 626024
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 18 10:00 am   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
Oh yes, Jam Lady, I know about cats and their names. Mr Blofeld is also known as Mr Thunderpaws

I just wondered if all this James Bond stuff was part of the great cat conspiracy.


Mr Poe l ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

Replies: 4897
Views: 626024
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 10:19 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I have just realised that our cats have names that are also names of characters from Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. Should we be concerned?

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 32
Views: 699
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 2:03 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Some of the baby Great Tits are feeding themselves, but others are still being fed by adults - probably more than one brood.


Baby Great Spotted Woodpeckers feeding themselves.


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

Replies: 4897
Views: 626024
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 1:56 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I wondered about Vaseline, re messiness and effect on birds, though ours don't seem to land on the pole first. Our pole is in sections, so it is relatively easy to fit the baffle.

I would have thou ...
  Topic: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
buzzy

Replies: 4897
Views: 626024
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 18 12:45 pm   Subject: ... the sky is baby blue, and the just-unfurling leaves ...
I have heard that Vaseline applied to a bird feeder pole can help stop squirrels climbing. We use a baffle round the pole, primarily to stop the rats climbing up. Works on rats, but the squirrels circ ...
 
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