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Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 20th May 2010, 16:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By Quercus
Sark's sinking under the weight of flowers! You...

Sark's sinking under the weight of flowers!

You come here to do a garden... and find that nature doesn't need help!
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Thursday 20th May 2010, 12:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,229
Posted By Quercus
Quote from Sue Daly's book "Wildlife of the...

Quote from Sue Daly's book "Wildlife of the Channel Islands"

"The Southern Marsh-Orchid, Dactylorhiza praetermissa is easy to confuse with Heath and Early spotted orchids, a mistake made all the...
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 19th May 2010, 05:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By Quercus
Flowers don't read books! I'd expect to see it...

Flowers don't read books!

I'd expect to see it in May!
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 19th May 2010, 05:22
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Quercus
Aye.. domestic (eating) apple!

Aye.. domestic (eating) apple!
Forum: Trees, Flowers, Plants and Shrubs Wednesday 19th May 2010, 05:20
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By Quercus
You've just never looked... the red ones are the...

You've just never looked... the red ones are the female flowers, which develop into the comes.. the lower down, larger, catkin things are the male flowers.. which produce millions of pollen spores...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 9th May 2010, 14:11
Replies: 84
Views: 13,577
Posted By Quercus
I doubt if I agree with Jos.. ever!

I doubt if I agree with Jos.. ever!
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Sunday 9th May 2010, 07:08
Replies: 84
Views: 13,577
Posted By Quercus
"Since when did Europe become such vehement...

"Since when did Europe become such vehement defenders of capitalism and big money ? LOL !"

Since we invented it in the 18th Century!

I don't think big business can be trusted to do much more than...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 8th May 2010, 17:40
Replies: 84
Views: 13,577
Posted By Quercus
That's OK!.. No offence was taken My point, as...

That's OK!.. No offence was taken

My point, as always with Environmental stuff... was that there's always finger pointing and blame...but it's us... the consumer .... that provides the demand that...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 8th May 2010, 16:36
Replies: 84
Views: 13,577
Posted By Quercus
I'm not going to defend anything just because...

I'm not going to defend anything just because it's got the word "British" in it's name.. it's nothing to do with me!
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Saturday 8th May 2010, 05:58
Replies: 84
Views: 13,577
Posted By Quercus
As big business always says... "It's consumer...

As big business always says... "It's consumer demand". We demand the oil, they go looking for it in more and more risky places.. Accidents happen.. and are more likely to happen... and we blame...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 5th May 2010, 19:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,758
Posted By Quercus
I can see how you'd easily make the mistake if...

I can see how you'd easily make the mistake if you weren't familiar with both species!
Forum: Your Birding Day Monday 3rd May 2010, 16:22
Replies: 169
Views: 18,702
Posted By Quercus
The award for "Migrant of the Day" goes to......

The award for "Migrant of the Day" goes to... drum roll... wait for it... rustling of gold envelope.... goes to... The Common Swift!.... The skies are full of them. I've been trying to spot the one...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 3rd May 2010, 12:47
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Quercus
Just a timely reminder to everyone ( and I'm not...

Just a timely reminder to everyone ( and I'm not accusing you of anything)... Please try not to disturb nesting birds at this time of year!
Forum: Your Birding Day Sunday 2nd May 2010, 04:58
Replies: 169
Views: 18,702
Posted By Quercus
That's what I need... Hides!

That's what I need... Hides!
Forum: Conservation Sunday 2nd May 2010, 04:55
Replies: 28
Views: 3,020
Posted By Quercus
It's hard to put a dollar and cents value on a...

It's hard to put a dollar and cents value on a sea bird, a turtle, an ecosystem........
Forum: Conservation Saturday 1st May 2010, 18:05
Replies: 28
Views: 3,020
Posted By Quercus
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/8654970.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/8654970.stm
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 1st May 2010, 12:41
Replies: 169
Views: 18,702
Posted By Quercus
I had a busy few weeks and stopped looking!.. so...

I had a busy few weeks and stopped looking!.. so catching up now!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 1st May 2010, 12:21
Replies: 13
Views: 3,067
Posted By Quercus
It doesn't appear to have affected it's 'pulling'...

It doesn't appear to have affected it's 'pulling' power!
Forum: Your Birding Day Saturday 1st May 2010, 12:18
Replies: 169
Views: 18,702
Posted By Quercus
76, Coot... looking totally out of place on a...

76, Coot... looking totally out of place on a choppy sea!

The thickets are full of Whitethroats, Blackcaps and Chiff-chaffs!
Forum: Conservation Saturday 1st May 2010, 06:24
Replies: 28
Views: 3,020
Posted By Quercus
It's the unacceptable cost of oil... probably the...

It's the unacceptable cost of oil... probably the largest pollution event ever... It could be spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico for months!

It's our addiction for oil that's the root cause... the...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 30th April 2010, 18:26
Replies: 13
Views: 3,067
Posted By Quercus
Aye.. it's a weird guillemot! A genetic...

Aye.. it's a weird guillemot!

A genetic abnormality affecting the colouration!.. Darwinism in action!... If it works, it's evolution.. if it doesn't.. its a blip!
Forum: Your Birding Day Friday 30th April 2010, 16:50
Replies: 169
Views: 18,702
Posted By Quercus
75, Whitethroat

75, Whitethroat
Forum: Your Birding Day Thursday 29th April 2010, 12:36
Replies: 169
Views: 18,702
Posted By Quercus
I love my job!...But one of the drawbacks of...

I love my job!...But one of the drawbacks of being a Professional gardener is that at this time of year..... it's head down and get on with it. Tempting as it is to check out every movenment in the...
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 27th April 2010, 16:14
Replies: 3
Views: 3,744
Posted By Quercus
Toys for boys.. and pyramaniac...

Toys for boys.. and pyramaniac girls!

http://www.hirecentres.com/index.php?main=page&mode=product&id=166
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Tuesday 27th April 2010, 12:18
Replies: 3
Views: 3,744
Posted By Quercus
I think any of the non persistant glyphosate...

I think any of the non persistant glyphosate based (Round -up etc)weedkillers are fine.... from memory they say that they are safe for animals and children when dry. Ask at a good garden centre......
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