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2104, 2020

Not a Bluebell Wood

Tuesday, April 21, 2020|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, flowers|Tags: , |0 Comments

In the town where I live there is a small wooded copse adjacent to the Fritz Farm Community Centre that for most of the year is nothing very special but just now is carpeted by a rather glorious collection of blue flowers. A few days ago, seeking interesting mosses (I do stuff like that - I know, nerd) [...]

1204, 2020

An occasional report from a self-distancing garden (Part 2)

Sunday, April 12, 2020|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, birds, Garden, Gardening|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mourning Cloak butterfly, appeared in the garden last week after overwintering in a sheltering crack somewhere We spend a lot of our lives doing gardening things and watching the wildlife regardless of whether the virus and the government allow us to wander further afield. Despite that, however, there is a slightly different feeling to our [...]

1204, 2020

New Website … 1000 Species

Sunday, April 12, 2020|Categories: 1000 Species|Tags: |0 Comments

For the last few weeks we have been posting a weekly summary of the daily 1000 Species Project posts that hitherto we have been sharing on Facebook ... This project seems to be developing a good and reliable following (at least on Facebook where there are 50 named followers and growing) and so the past few days [...]

504, 2020

1000 Species project #30 – 36

Sunday, April 5, 2020|Categories: 1000 Species|Tags: |0 Comments

Species #30 to #36  Dates: 29 February and 4 April 2020 We are now into the second month of the 1000 Species Project. Things are going well, though I will be pleased when spring really gets into its stride and flowers and migrating Warblers start appearing nearby. These were the "Lifeforms of the Day" for the past week [...]

2903, 2020

1000 Species – Summary 23-29

Sunday, March 29, 2020|Categories: 1000 Species|2 Comments

Species #23 to #29 Dates: 22 March and 1-7 March 2020 These were the "Lifeforms of the Day" for the past week ... they originally appeared on this Facebook page. If you would like to follow that page you will get a new species to enjoy and learn about each day until some embuggerment or another prevents me [...]

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