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by Jack Harrison
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: April Fool fun
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: April Fool fun

Mine was of course a spoof.

However 24th April:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39694553

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Foodplants and Gardening
Topic: European Swallowtail eggs
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: European Swallowtail eggs

If you can't get hold of fennel, foliage from ordinary carrot tops will usually do.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tragedy - Orange Tip
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Tragedy - Orange Tip

I was advised many years ago to spray chrysaliises with water. Wet toothbrush or similar with thumb run along it is ideal.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2178

Re: April 2017

8th April
My first butterfly of the year: Peacock near Nairn.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Large Blue collector convicted
Replies: 17
Views: 902

Re: Large Blue collector convicted

He won't do it again and it will be a deterrent to others. That would seem to be a good enough outcome.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Gibraltar I'd please
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Gibraltar I'd please

Passing thought.

As the British don’t have an aircraft carrier in service at the moment, tell me Guy: could we lease one from the Swiss Navy to tide us over until 2020 when a new one is due to enter service? In competition there with the new Forth Bridge - which will be ready first?

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Chequered Skipper - returning to England?
Replies: 36
Views: 1597

Re: Chequered Skipper - returning to England?

David M: Nice to see a Chequered Skipper filling the screen rather than a politician for a change...if only briefly. :( You should live in Scotland David. A certain female politician is in every news bulletin, every daily paper. A letter in the i yesterday pleaded for a Sturgeon free-day at least on...
by Jack Harrison
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Gibraltar I'd please
Replies: 12
Views: 203

Re: Gibraltar I'd please

Keep a look out for an influx of Spanish Festoons into Gibraltar :evil:

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2178

Re: April 2017

Pity the orbiting Buzzards weren't seen on 1st April: you could have claimed that the Moon-generated tide was pulling them up :P

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: April 2017
Replies: 77
Views: 2178

Re: April 2017

First sighting of the year in these parts. Duffus Castle near Lossiemouth, two Tortoiseshells.
The ruined castle is on a mound that looks as if it would qualify as a 'Munro'. I didn't attempt the mountaineering.
Butterflies seen by my wife Stella. Grr.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: April Fool fun
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: April Fool fun

I haven’t seen a single butterfly so far this year in the far north but good range of birds on a recent holiday in Orkney. Plastic rubbish on beaches got me thinking. I wondered whether biological control might be one avenue to explore. It has already been done. There has been promising study by Mou...
by Jack Harrison
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2538
Views: 161749

Re: Neil Hulme

http://www.naturebureau.co.uk/bookshop/ ... sex-detail


Unfortunate (but amusing) clipping of the url.

I note the exact time of publication is given to a precision of 0.01 of a second.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: April Fool fun
Replies: 5
Views: 239

April Fool fun

It’s approaching April Fool’s Day. I will be making one of my irregular contributions so maybe this year; others might also like to contribute. The perfect April Fool’s joke seems plausible or might even be true. Imagination is the only limit.

Come on guys. Post here.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: MikeOxon
Replies: 766
Views: 20249

Re: MikeOxon

March Orange Tip! When I was young, a sighting before end of April was something special.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Norfolk Butterfly Spots
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Norfolk Butterfly Spots

I can only speak about the situation a few years ago, but one of my favourites was Holme Dunes NNR. Past highlights Grayliings (guaranteed) Wall Brown (declined badly in period 2000-2010) Green Hairstreak, Small Copper (I once saw Green Hairstreak and Copper sparring - wonderful colour combination) ...
by Jack Harrison
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: March 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1855

Re: March 2017

Couple of Crossbills later but no photos.

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by Jack Harrison
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: March 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 1855

Re: March 2017

Still no butterflies here in north Scotland. But we have had a strong immigration of these (pic taken today, 13th March). Click for larger image.
Near the end of last year I photographed part of a flock and the count in the picture was 447 birds!

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Sites
Topic: Duke of Burgundy in Dorset
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Duke of Burgundy in Dorset

Experts needed here but I fear those dates might be too late for the Duke.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2538
Views: 161749

Re: Neil Hulme

What a wonderful job you have been doing Neil. You deserve an OBE – and it certainly wouldn’t stand for Other B-ggers’ Efforts.
Who is going to put Neil up for a gong? I would like to start the ball rolling myself but the truth is in my 79th year, I lack the energy these days.

Jack
by Jack Harrison
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Padfield
Replies: 2872
Views: 78376

Re: Padfield

A solitary climber was enjoying the sun:

Looking at the picture of that hill, surely he could have found an easier way to get to the top? :twisted:

Jack

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