"Nature Watch (other than birds)"

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #525 on: July 14, 2019, 21:53 »
It might be a Mullein Moth.

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #526 on: July 15, 2019, 09:52 »

Thought for the day courtesy of Prof Brian Cox .

"Green is the colour nature throws away !"

Plants reflect green light but use the other colours to grow !

Those science chaps can scramble ones brain !  :lol:

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #527 on: July 20, 2019, 17:47 »
Comma butterfly spotted today in my garden at home  :)
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #528 on: July 20, 2019, 20:11 »
driving home from work and a deer stood in the road. saw me coming jumped the fence and run up the field by the side of the hedge. never seen one before!

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #529 on: July 25, 2019, 18:31 »
Comma butterfly spotted today in my garden at home  :)

They do love that Verbena , i'd like to grow some here but the wind would flatten it !

Used to get the Commas in our Privet hedge back in Hants !

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #530 on: August 20, 2019, 12:07 »
I'm finding lots of baby slow worms in my compost heaps at the moment. I posted a picture of more mature ones basking on this thread on 9th July, but this is 1 of the babies.
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #531 on: August 25, 2019, 22:40 »
I'm finding lots of baby slow worms in my compost heaps at the moment. I posted a picture of more mature ones basking on this thread on 9th July, but this is 1 of the babies.

Oh I think I could cope with them, itís the adults Iíd struggle with, I really donít like snakes & theyíre just too similar ugh
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #532 on: September 14, 2019, 10:58 »
I had a funny encounter on Thursday night.  I got home from work late and as I went to the front door, the light came on.  Then I noticed some little legs frantically kicking away under the side gate.  It was a fat toad, who had obviously misjudged the size of his belly v the clearance he had under the gate  :lol:

I carefully teased him out and put him on the big raised bed at the front, where he waddled off to disappear into the plants none the worse for wear  :D

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #533 on: September 18, 2019, 13:23 »
Who would have guessed that slugs were that fattening!

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #534 on: September 18, 2019, 19:09 »
Who would have guessed that slugs were that fattening!

They may just give you wind ! ;)

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #535 on: September 25, 2019, 09:48 »
A seal! Spotted from our apartment window up here in Sunny Scotland  :D
Still waiting for dolphins though & whales!
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #536 on: January 05, 2020, 20:08 »
The first frog of the year  :)  He bobbed up out of the water to see what I was up to, then watched me for a while.

I had my little wildlife pond netted over autumn to keep leaves out, so was taking that down and clearing up round it.  I like to get this done early, then I can leave it alone before the web footed brigade start the party in a few weeks time.


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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #537 on: February 08, 2020, 18:54 »
Sleepy local in Southwark Cathedral gardens.....
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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #538 on: February 10, 2020, 10:57 »
My wildlife pond is suddenly frog-ville.  Lots of jostling and lurking around at the moment, but I reckon they are gearing up for spawning.

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Re: "Nature Watch (other than birds)"
« Reply #539 on: February 13, 2020, 12:19 »
Hello I come every Thursday to a garden there's always holes to fill in on the lawn I thought it was dog walkers passing through a wood and letting the dogs loose,it's  a Badger wouldn't mind if it was digging where the moles are can't say where it is as I don't want the local Badger baiters showing up    jezza



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