FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

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FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby greg » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:50 pm

I'm sure we ought to have a 'First signs of Spring' thread :D
It comes earlier each year :nod:

The Woodland Trust has an interesting project called 'Natures calendar' ...........

http://www.naturescalendar.org.uk/
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Re: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby Jacksparrow » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:04 pm

A good idea for a thread. A couple of us have made comments in other threads about flowers appearing and in my case Bluebell leaves shoving through.
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Re: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby nuthatch » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:59 am

:yes:

:tree: I liked the idea of that Nature's Calendar but when I looked at it a couple of years ago I was completely bamboozled by the detail in it - all the different varieties of one flower etc - and couldn't be sure what I would be recording was accurate :dragonfly:

I was a bit dismayed by it all really :( but it must be riveting if you are more knowledgeable and able to recognise the differences in the flowers, plants, insects etc. :flower:
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Re: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby greenfinch2 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:51 am

I can relate to that I always recorded Hawthorn flowers and they kept telling me it was Blackthorn?? :shrug: same with Rose hip was i sure i gave up . :nod: :wave2:
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Re: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby greg » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:22 pm

Blue Tits and Great Tits have been investigating the nesting boxes. The Collared Doves have been a cootin' and this site won't allow me to say what the Woodpigeons have been doing ..... :clap: :rofl:
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Re: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby greg » Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:43 pm

Just found a Peacock Butterfly in the shed. It was on the underside of a sheet of plywood. It was exercising its wings, so I put it back carefully.
I wonder how long it will be before it ventures out? :butterfly:
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Re: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby Jacksparrow » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:46 pm

I noticed Dog Violets in flower today in my front lawn. Always a good sign. :nod:
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Re: FIRST SIGNS OF SPRING

Postby greg » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:47 pm

The Peacocks gone back to sleep - so perhaps he wont be going out just yet !
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