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  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 809
Views: 533238
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Sep 02, 19 8:44 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Yes, I'm back!

After an enforced two month absence courtesy careless Porsche Cayenne driver who rear ended our poor little car, my ribs have recovered sufficiently for me to resume Monday ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 19 3:05 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Clipped from Wikipedia:

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Dried and powdered, the gall was used to treat colic, as a diuretic, and as a remedy against toothache; the ashes mixed with honey and applied to the scalp were thoug ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 19 9:32 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Looks to me like Robin's Pincushions, a gall caused by Diplolepis rosae, a gall wasp.

The galls are used by so many other creatures as homes or a food source, that a whole book has been written abo ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 19 7:44 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I love the composition of the Marmalade Fly picture.

It's one of the easiest to identify - sadly, few are that simple.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 19 11:16 pm   Subject: Wildlife
here goes.
http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29873/C60A0128+%282%29_opt.jpg



I expect you know that is the Marmalade Fly (Episyrphus balteatus). Lovely picture.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 19 10:34 am   Subject: Wildlife
In general, books are more accurate than the internet. Often, when I have searched the internet for images of a particular species, I have found a mixture of species. That might sometimes be due to di ...
  Topic: Wasps
buzzy

Replies: 16
Views: 1001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 2:04 pm   Subject: Wasps
As I understand it, it is very unusual to have two wasp nests adjacent.
Perhaps they are two different species?
Perhaps there are two entrances to one large nest?

Useful as wasps are, it may be t ...
  Topic: Wasps
buzzy

Replies: 16
Views: 1001
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 19 9:57 am   Subject: Wasps
Make the lawn a no-go area, either by decree, or by barriers!

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Aug 05, 19 6:52 pm   Subject: Wildlife
It seems that nobody yet understands (or has not yet published) the reasons for some caterpillars being green and some being brown. It isn't, apparently, a simple genetic link, nor a dietary thing. Wh ...
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Aug 04, 19 10:15 pm   Subject: Wildlife
Hefalump Hawk Moth caterpillars come in two varieties. Green (as dpack describes) ang grey/black/brown as gz shows.

Henry
  Topic: Wildlife
buzzy

Replies: 446
Views: 162712
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 19 10:30 am   Subject: Wildlife
There are Hummingbird Moths (Probably Hemaris thysbe) which we don't have in the UK, and Hummingbird Hawk Moths (Macroglossum stellatarum) which we do get from time to time in the UK, and do hover to ...
  Topic: M&S Plastic toy giveaway
buzzy

Replies: 10
Views: 1309
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Jul 21, 19 5:50 pm   Subject: M&S Plastic toy giveaway
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The concept of these give aw ...
  Topic: the worst banquet ever
buzzy

Replies: 24
Views: 6385
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 19 10:04 am   Subject: the worst banquet ever
Carbs - Rice Pudding as made by our school cook in the 1950s. It was yellow to orange and put me off rice pudding for life. It makes me queasy just thinking about it.

I realize that there are other ...
  Topic: the worst banquet ever
buzzy

Replies: 24
Views: 6385
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 19 9:57 am   Subject: the worst banquet ever
Medronho? Vile, and definitely emetic.

Henry
  Topic: What I do on Mondays!
buzzy

Replies: 809
Views: 533238
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 19 11:21 pm   Subject: What I do on Mondays!
Have never seen the Hare's Cap. Odd one.

I was going on the shape of the flower Buzzy. Pyramid orchids tend to make a more distinct pyramid shape than other orchids, but if you find it is somethin ...
 
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