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by Jack Harrison
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Purple Emperor
Topic: Purple Emperor Norfolk
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Purple Emperor Norfolk

It is reassuring to read that the Great Man (MO) agrees with my thoughts about my native county. Minor typo though:
even as far east as Fakenham
I think that should have read even as far west as Fakenham.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation

Neil:
That means it should have paid for itself (in terms of these costs) in 250 years time.
Rather better argued than Devil's Advocate.
A saving of £250 million could be put to much more productive use - such as enhanced promotion of Political Correctness :evil:

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Purple Emperor
Topic: Purple Emperor Norfolk
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Purple Emperor Norfolk

No, it wasn't a misidentification as there are photos that clearly are PE. Oddly though, the pictures were of a female: females don't usually go to ground (so I understand).

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Purple Emperor
Topic: Purple Emperor Norfolk
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Purple Emperor Norfolk

The Norfolk Branch newsletter has a report of three sightings in the Sheringham area. I had written a while ago that one hypothesis might be that PE has been present in very low numbers all along, but below the visibility threshold. More favourable summers have allowed the Purple Emperor to do well ...
by Jack Harrison
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation

Devil’s Advocate Let us say that a minimum of 300 vehicles per hour pass through Arundel (a huge underestimate I am sure). Over an eight hour day, that is 2,400. Five days per [working week] totals 12,000 vehicles. Assume a delay of 12 minutes - 0.2 hours each time (not an underestimate in my, albe...
by Jack Harrison
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing old PE photo
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Amusing old PE photo

And another amusing picture found in my archive.
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by Jack Harrison
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing old PE photo
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Amusing old PE photo

This should clear up which camera was used.
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(Heavy crop)

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by Jack Harrison
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing old PE photo
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Amusing old PE photo

Thanks Neil.

I’ll aim to get my annual “Sussex Fix” (apart of course from the BC Sussex Branch newsletters – the best of the many branches to which I belong) and beginning of May and probably a second "Fix" end Jun/early July depending on the progress of the season.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing old PE photo
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Amusing old PE photo

Well, that's cleared up that one. I had no idea who was in the photo. I might well visit Fermyn and/or Knepp next summer. I know of course about the public access to Fermyn and the walking that is involved (I'm rather slow these days!) But I'm unfamiliar with Knepp. What are the access arrangements ...
by Jack Harrison
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing old PE photo
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Amusing old PE photo

Came across this while doing a computer tidy
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It's a PE shoot at Fermyn in 2009.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Overseas
Topic: Russia
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Russia

Came across this:
http://ruslepidoptera.ru/
Photo of Vladimir NOT included :evil:

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: October 2017

More on Bowles Mauve BM1.jpg That one has just had a "haircut" and should flower again in 2018 but might be too tired a year later. Plenty more coming along. BM2.jpg Cuttings taken early summer 2017. Tops pinched out regularly. Might have to discard after two years. Bare spaces planted wit...
by Jack Harrison
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: October 2017

UFW
Somebody has to ask. Unidentified Flying White?

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: October 2017

David M: The flowers on mine have all gone. How do you keep yours in such wide bloom so late in the season? When the "pseudo seed pods" have extended well up the stalk, the end being still in flower, I cut off at the base of that stem. Then run my hand along the "pods" to remove...
by Jack Harrison
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: October 2017

I should have added that Bowles' Mauve does not set seed so can only be propagated by cuttings.

Buy a plant from garden centre next spring and take some cuttings from May to July. You will soon have more plants than you can cope with.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: October 2017

21st October - Nairnshire Bowles' Mauve works its magic again. 17-10-21-537-RedAdmiral.jpg 17-10-21-527-RedAdmiral.jpg "Who's a furry beastie?" For those who don't know Bowles' Mauve , it's a short lived perennial wallflower (normally lasts three to four years but I have seen very large ex...
by Jack Harrison
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: October 2017

Lossiemouth Moray, 9th October
One Peacock and one [surprise] GV White.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2808
Views: 192154

Re: Neil Hulme

Jack: In a nutshell, the theory is that the stronger the third brood, the weaker the spring emergence. As third broods go, it's not bad, but I've seen better. Plenty more on this in 'The Butterflies of Sussex' https://www.naturebureau.co.uk/bookshop ... sex-detail I aas on my hols last week so I co...
by Jack Harrison
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: October 2017
Replies: 56
Views: 1780

Re: October 2017

In most if not all Scotland, Small Tortoiseshell is single brooded, unlike the south where it is double. Here near Nairn (56.5 north), Torties emerged in late July and soon vanished. Many were observed trying to come indoors or into outhouses for hibernation. But today, two very fresh individuals we...

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