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David M
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Re: Trevor

Postby David M » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:48 pm

trevor wrote:Today I saw a festive, end of year Small Tortoiseshell !.
It was on a bedroom carpet at the Bell Inn. I first thought it was dead,
but as I picked it up it fluttered back to the carpet.


I'm sure there are many thousands seen in just such a situation, Trevor. Butterflies must find houses and outbuildings irresistible from late autumn onwards.

Wishing you all the best for 2018.

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:02 pm

Today's gale promised some spectacular seas.
The following images were taken at Tide Mills, looking towards Newhaven harbour arm.
Is there a Butterfly connection ?, well yes, at a more favourable time of year Clouded Yellows
fly exactly where I was standing !. Incidentally all images were taken in colour.

Trevor.
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Re: Trevor

Postby millerd » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:57 pm

Some excellent stormy seascapes, there Trevor. :) It's been some years since I lived in Dover, but I still miss the sea when I see views like these.

Happy New Year, by the way!

Dave

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Re: Trevor

Postby Goldie M » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:02 am

Just trying to catch up Trevor, Happy New Year! Wow! great shots of the Storm you were brave to be out in that weather. Goldie :D

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Re: Trevor

Postby Andrew555 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:45 am

Great shots Trevor, spectacular stuff. :)
Cheers

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:35 pm

This morning a party of three, lead by Neil Hulme, descended on Park Corner Heath
for a tree felling session, in what can only be described as perfect weather for January.
The sky was blue, the sun shone and it was mild with no breeze.
Work was concentrated near the visitors hut, with Neil and his chain saw felling the
larger trees, while we used loppers and handsaws on the smaller saplings.
The hard work involved dragging the sawn up trees to a nearby heap.
No burning took place today.

As if to emphasise the Spring like weather today, some Snowdrops were out in my garden !.

Trevor.
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Re: Trevor

Postby millerd » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:19 pm

Ah, a trio of you engaged in this worthwhile activity, Trevor.

That would be tree fellers then...

Dave
(sorry...)

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Re: Trevor

Postby Wurzel » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:35 pm

As I read through I was thinking 'Tree fellers', 'Tree Fellers' but Dave beat me to it :roll: of which I'm sure is a case of great minds... :lol: Sterling work there Trevor et al :D
Snowdrops already :shock: Next thing it'll be Daffs...

Have a goodun

Wurzel

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Re: Trevor

Postby David M » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:23 am

Good stuff, Trevor. I'm sure all this work is doing your mind AND body a world of good!

Nice to see the early snowdrops too. A sure sign spring is round the corner.

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:02 pm

Many thanks Dave, Wurzel and David M.

The work carried out over this winter, with both the contractors and their machines,
and volunteers, have transformed the whole area. New wide rides and inroads into
some of the Birch scrub should provide a suitable environment for the growth of Dog Violets
leading to a healthy, thriving population of Small Pearl Bordered Fritillaries.
I am sure many other Butterfly species will benefit from this site management once
the newly worked land has had time to re-establish and mature.

As for early flowers, besides the Snowdrops, I have several Primroses in flower
and a Camelia about to bloom. None of these should be out before mid February.
Besides these the Daffodils in a local car park are out.

Does this point to another early Butterfly season ?.

Tree Fellers.

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:21 pm

Roll on Summer !.
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Re: Trevor

Postby millerd » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Seconded, Trevor!

Halfway round to Emperor-time now... :)

Dave

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Re: Trevor

Postby trevor » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:39 pm

I should have said that Dave. That's what I was thinking when I posted.
Hopefully there will be some exciting moments before late June, early July !.

All the best,
Trevor.


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