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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 23 12:10 pm   Subject: Wildlife
a bit cool is usually fine so long as the eggs are under the ice layer and reasonably oxygenated, poles are a bit more vulnerable as they do not do stasis as well as jelly eggs
they may well be ok
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  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 23 7:04 am   Subject: Wildlife
the trend seems clear and quite strong over a couple of decades

Anomalies and "wobbly lines" are part of an overall pattern and are just part of making sense of stats

well done for getting a se ...
  Topic: winnie the pooh might have been onto something
dpack

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Sun Feb 05, 23 4:18 pm   Subject: winnie the pooh might have been onto something
in a suitable place, a pit trap only needs maintenance to keep it working

just using the landscape with a few bamboozling tweaks is even simpler

if they used tangle dangle mangle or strangle wi ...
  Topic: Connect 65mm square gutter downpipe to water trough?
dpack

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PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Feb 04, 23 12:06 pm   Subject: Connect 65mm square gutter downpipe to water trough?
jubilee clips, hose, bits of pipe to grip onto, etc is often effective

milliput and gaffer tape have their uses during scrapheap challenge

is the ball valve needed?
water in til full, water out ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2330
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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 04, 23 11:57 am   Subject: Wildlife
I've been recording first sightings of frogspawn in my garden pond for a couple of decades ish. The earliest was last year on 24 Jan, and the latest was 13 March, so there is a lot of variation and ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

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Views: 2543916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Feb 04, 23 11:52 am   Subject: Wildlife
woodie seems to be visiting, this one has smoothankles
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2330
Views: 2543916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 3:30 pm   Subject: Wildlife
good, early perhaps but nice some are laying
  Topic: winnie the pooh might have been onto something
dpack

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Views: 133
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 3:29 pm   Subject: winnie the pooh might have been onto something
very not suitable for work

[url=https://youtu.be/1_aAj2jMg1I] huntin

i put that up as chase can be from the bait side of the equation rather than driving the prey, bait only needs one ...
  Topic: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
dpack

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Views: 48678
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 11:59 am   Subject: relaxing pollution enforcement, with fishy update
Feargal Sharkey
@Feargal_Sharkey
They've already ran off with £72bn of our money, left our rivers full of sewage and abstracted local chalk streams to a point of extinction and to top it all off yo ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2330
Views: 2543916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 9:27 am   Subject: Wildlife
i have never seen most of the uk ones in the wild

the eagle owl through a night sight was surprising

i was watching the little, tawny and barn owls, there were quite a few hunting voles etc and ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

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PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 9:23 am   Subject: Wildlife
i have never seen most of the uk ones in the wild

the eagle owl through a night sight was surprising

i was watching the little, tawny and barn owls, there were quite a few hunting voles etc and ...
  Topic: winnie the pooh might have been onto something
dpack

Replies: 5
Views: 133
PostForum: Shooting and Trapping for the Pot   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 9:03 am   Subject: winnie the pooh might have been onto something
[url=https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/feb/01/pit-find-in-germany-reveals-how-neanderthals-hunted-huge-elephants] efferlump traps

those who study such things are often lacking in practical ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2330
Views: 2543916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 7:10 am   Subject: Wildlife
it seems that butterfly counts have a similar trend to bird counts [url=https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/feb/03/uk-butterflies-vanish-from-nearly-half-of-the-places-they-once-flew-study] j ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2330
Views: 2543916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 23 2:04 pm   Subject: Wildlife
tawny

ps i have seen little owls here a couple of times, one eating a sammison the other trying to stand on a slack washing line which was rather funny,
they seem to hang out on the ings
the taw ...
  Topic: Wildlife
dpack

Replies: 2330
Views: 2543916
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Feb 02, 23 3:19 am   Subject: Wildlife
one female owl, not close, she has a big range and she is rather alone

i thought most of them were missing, there were two pairs with adjoining territories here and plenty more around the greater a ...
 
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