|And from us too!|
Hippies for a Day - On Sunday Susan and I participated in our third Bouchon du Blanc. The first we went to (2014) we were along and last time Susan's sister and brother in law...
|One of my brother's pictures... the yellow feet are very clear in this shot.|
|There's something crawling on my box!|
|You can see his "beak" piercing the skin...|
|Sunk right in... drinking Kia-Ora...|
|A side shot of him taking a short shot!!|
|Just before he left...|
|Somewhere, beyond the trees, is a wood!|
|Click to enlarge these... the Golden Plover are the pale birds... and you can see why the Lapwing is also the Green Plover.|
|About a quarter of the way from the left in the first picture... and a third in on this... is a breeding plumage Golden Plover.|
|And in this picture he has walked fully into view... just at the bottom, in the group of three, on the left...|
he has a black belly, and a white patch just under the golden back.
"The trade in bees used for honey or to pollinate crops could have a devastating impact on wild bees and other insects, say scientists.To read about this... follow this link
New measures are needed to stop diseases carried by commercial bees spilling over into the wild, says a University of Exeter team.
Evidence suggests bees bred in captivity can carry diseases that could be a risk to native species."
"People who fail to control the spread of invasive non-native plants such as Japanese Knotweed could be fined or receive anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos), the UK government says."To read about this... follow this link
"In the past few years there has been a "wild food" boom with celebrity chefs heading for the great outdoors in search of fresh ingredients. So, how practical is it to live solely on wild food? And does spurning the supermarket, as some critics have claimed, make you just a bit annoying?"To read about this... follow this link