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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 97
Views: 7781
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 18 12:34 pm   Subject: Wildlife
the visual id thing can be tricky , paw prints are fairly strong data.

deer kills that show the marks of being choked by a big cat with sharp claws and rather big teeth to drop em and then partiall ...
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
dpack

Replies: 684
Views: 278645
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 11:55 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
nice spider snaps, thanks.
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 97
Views: 7781
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 11:38 pm   Subject: Wildlife
definitely plenty of scope to adapt to dinner be it vole or bambi.

what i was getting at was that the bigger things are often seen as a pest by humans. a mouse hunter is a pal but if billy bird can ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 97
Views: 7781
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 18 9:10 am   Subject: Wildlife
yep i was just comparing what we have with those rather charming vultures, i spose our kites are about the same size.

iirc size is more dependant on temp and available food than on distances , with ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 97
Views: 7781
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 18 10:15 pm   Subject: Wildlife
we do have buzzards, not as big but a bit scary if they mistake snoozing in the sun for carrion and ravens which are pretty big as corvids go but are utterly charming and rather clever. kites ...
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
dpack

Replies: 17
Views: 542
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Aug 11, 18 5:31 pm   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
it is a good year for em so long as they had their feet in something at least a little damp. the ones round here in dry spots look more bushfire than fireside port.

i still have a lot ripening fast ...
  Topic: brambles, how are yours?
dpack

Replies: 17
Views: 542
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 9:16 pm   Subject: brambles, how are yours?
4 kg top quality frozen and bagged, 10 lt of mashed fruit fermenting.

a good year and a perfect day for getting scratched, the wildlife was very accommodating and nowt bit me that i have noticed
...
  Topic: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 239
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 12:54 pm   Subject: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
  Topic: Outside light
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 315
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 12:53 pm   Subject: Outside light
ps a ticket from 2007 may or may not be a reflection of the real condition of the wires/fittings 11 years later
  Topic: Outside light
dpack

Replies: 10
Views: 315
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Aug 10, 18 12:51 pm   Subject: Outside light
it seems like you know how to proceed but having seen the price of pv/led ones i recon unless you need always on plug and play might be far better than hard wired to the mains.
  Topic: Plums
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 287
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 9:41 pm   Subject: Plums
i have brambles at the mo

see your sticky and raise you a spines and flower bug bites

at least the understanding with the wasps is still respected by both parties

the fruit leather hin ...
  Topic: Plums
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 287
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 9:16 pm   Subject: Plums
  Topic: Plums
dpack

Replies: 13
Views: 287
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 6:45 pm   Subject: Plums
plum sauce freezes well.

if you go the full hoi sin it keeps for several years in a larder
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 97
Views: 7781
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 18 12:21 am   Subject: Wildlife
kite buzzard , similar dinner so a dispute seems likely.

york's city carnivore birds are a bit smaller.
SH, K,Peri.

the latter seemed to have 3 chicks from 2 families last year.
this year i h ...
  Topic: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
dpack

Replies: 6
Views: 239
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 18 9:01 pm   Subject: Penny Buns/CEPS/Porcini
nice
as it is getting to that time of year im checking my best spot daily and no shrooms so far but the "crop patterns " look promising

at a guess we need a bit more rain and a few degrees cooler ...
 
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