Naturewatch - today I saw....

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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby scullion » July 10th, 2017, 10:56 pm

two female glow worms, at 11pm, in the valley towards the beach.
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby suffolk » July 11th, 2017, 12:09 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Mamta » July 11th, 2017, 1:21 pm

I haven't seen them for years! We used to collect them in a muslin cloth when we were kids, hold them for a few minutes and then let them all fly out together, glowing in the night.
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby scullion » July 11th, 2017, 3:09 pm

http://www.glowworms.org.uk

find a place near you, go and see if you can see some.
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Mamta » July 11th, 2017, 3:27 pm

Oops! I was thinking of fireflies there, not glow worms :rolleyes:
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby scullion » July 11th, 2017, 4:05 pm

i guessed that !
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Zosherooney » July 11th, 2017, 6:19 pm

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This was drying off after evolving the other morning, it took a good few hours to 'set'
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby PatsyMFagan » July 12th, 2017, 8:08 am

Not me, but my daughter has treated herself to 4 days at WWT Caerlaverock .. The farmhouse there has rooms to rent. She arrived on Monday evening to find a couple of Hares bouncing around in the front courtyard, as she opened the front door, a weasel ran inside and she spent the evening watching badgers playing outside the conservatory. One of the hides has a swallow nesting inside and he comes and sits on the window-sill :tu: This is her second visit and I plan to go with her next year :bounce:
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby suffolk » July 12th, 2017, 9:17 am

Patsy that sounds great ... I dreamt of swallows last nigiht. OH dreamt of frogs ... but that's probably because he had to catch a frog that had hopped into his studio and return it to the garden :lol:
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby cyprusmoira » July 13th, 2017, 5:59 am

This is about what I do not see. We no longer see the swallows and swifts, they have left the island having been here since mid February. If we see anymore they will be migrating from southern Europe
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby scullion » July 13th, 2017, 10:49 am

a common frog, lurking in the undergrowth near where i was sat reading, yesterday.

i knew it was common, it spoke estuary english and it's language was appalling!
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby suffolk » July 13th, 2017, 1:03 pm

OH was in the studio the other evening, with the big sliding door open ... he heard a rustling among some paper in the corner ... at first he thought it was just the breeze ... then out hopped a large frog into the middle of the studio floor ..... :lol:
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby cyprusmoira » July 15th, 2017, 6:09 am

We have a chameleon clinging to the rusty metal fence on top of the garden wall. It is beige and unmoving, I think that it may have got stuck but do not want to interfere as we may cause harm. We had several chameleons in out old house, they pretended to be oleanders

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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Zosherooney » July 15th, 2017, 6:22 am

Scrumpy brings me frogs, you can tell he hates the taste but can't resist their jumping ! I don rubber gloves and a container, try and rescue it and put it on the water feature. :tu:
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Herbidacious » July 16th, 2017, 1:31 pm

I saw this growing on a street in Paris
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Herbidacious » July 16th, 2017, 1:33 pm

And this on my window when I got home last night:

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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Herbidacious » July 17th, 2017, 10:43 am

I think it's a Jersey Tiger.
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Ratatouille » July 17th, 2017, 12:11 pm

Not one but two rhinoceros beetles kindly "kicked" into the cellar by Jules. They are obviously living in the remains of last winter's wood pile outside and fascinate Mr Stripey. I found one wandering round the cellar this morning then saw Jules sort of tapping and nudging it's mate over the edge of the cellar steps until it fell down. He doesn't seem to be afraid of them but he is careful nor to pick them up. Very amusing for us and him but probably not so much for the beetles.
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Re: Naturewatch - today I saw....

Postby Herbidacious » July 17th, 2017, 6:44 pm

i'd love to see one of those!
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