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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 672
Views: 309534
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 20 10:18 am   Subject: Wildlife
[url=https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/peregrine/] falco peregrinus
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 672
Views: 309534
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 20 9:08 pm   Subject: Wildlife
re dancing sparrows, she was doing vocals of "pick me" loudly at 70bpm and twerking, he was throwing some good shapes in a birdysong dance theme, but he was dancing head down on a near vertical brambl ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 672
Views: 309534
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 20 5:46 pm   Subject: Wildlife
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meet grin, adult by the stripy trousers and interesting diner at my bird feeders.
i have seen them around for ages and up close a few ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 252
Views: 237827
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 20 12:19 pm   Subject: Exciting news
iirc paper birch can get quite big and often have a decent length of branch free trunk to peel from as well as giving hole free sheets.
it is a rather different beast to silver and downy, quite rare ...
  Topic: Canned vs frozen vs fresh vs dried
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 138
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 20 11:30 am   Subject: Canned vs frozen vs fresh vs dried
ps will read slim's posts and see if i change my opinion.
  Topic: Canned vs frozen vs fresh vs dried
dpack

Replies: 15
Views: 138
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Feb 27, 20 11:28 am   Subject: Canned vs frozen vs fresh vs dried
not enough data for meaningful answer

instinct says local grown and delivered by hand is best, dried is often a neat way of doing stuff. they are first and probably second in a low impact competiti ...
  Topic: Exciting news
dpack

Replies: 252
Views: 237827
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 26, 20 1:30 pm   Subject: Exciting news
iirc paper birch is one of the better trees to use for canoe skins, the bark comes off in big sheets, i cant remember if the timber is used for canoes but it would keep you warm while you work, tis mo ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 22
Views: 471
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 20 1:17 pm   Subject: Landscaping project
30" is a good depth for terracing etc, if needs be 30" can hold another few feet if it slopes gently, but for a flat top and retaining wall taller than that needs pretty sold engineering

sleepers a ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 22
Views: 471
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 20 11:13 am   Subject: Landscaping project
you have a lot of reclaimable timber, the sleepers look fine and there are quite a few, well useful.
some decking might be of use

the rest should burn off in a few hours.

once you have cleared ...
  Topic: Landscaping project
dpack

Replies: 22
Views: 471
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 20 9:59 am   Subject: Landscaping project
  Topic: Government legislation on burning 'wet' wood
dpack

Replies: 24
Views: 398
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 20 9:58 am   Subject: Government legislation on burning 'wet' wood
i was careful and knocked it down, same as i do when i make charcoal in a woodburner for a flying start for breakfast.

the grate has a refractory hearth and back, the sort with a metal grate might ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
dpack

Replies: 66
Views: 23005
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 20 9:10 pm   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
the test packs look like a useful way to try a variety of papers made for printers, triple thanks

the thing i like about watercolour paper and dye based inkjet ink is that the paper has a capacity ...
  Topic: Government legislation on burning 'wet' wood
dpack

Replies: 24
Views: 398
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 20 7:59 pm   Subject: Government legislation on burning 'wet' wood
that experiment was interesting

at the mo the house is warm
2kg of hardwood lump charcoal in a late victorian parlour grate works very well.

maybe it burns a bit hot, i could spray it like forg ...
  Topic: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
dpack

Replies: 66
Views: 23005
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 20 6:12 pm   Subject: camera for bee, wasp and hoverfly id?
thanks , they look useful. i have no idea what papers i might want

so far i have arches aquarelle 300m hot and cold pressed cotton paper which i have played with before, it can even be got cut int ...
  Topic: Government legislation on burning 'wet' wood
dpack

Replies: 24
Views: 398
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sun Feb 23, 20 1:45 pm   Subject: Government legislation on burning 'wet' wood
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