Conservation Thread

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Kevtherev, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Pond digger

    Pond digger Member

    Location:
    East Yorkshire
    Indeed!
     
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  2. Jameshenry

    Jameshenry Member

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Found this moth on the bottom of a sheep hurdle this morning, 20190521_122540-2.jpg
     
  3. pycoed

    pycoed Member

    Location:
    Pontarddulais, UK
    One of my ponds shown below - one of 5 on 25 acres,

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    plus around a mile of ditches separating the fields
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    Ignore dates on pictures - old cam uses to eat batteries so I took them out when putting away:snaphappy:
     
  4. Kevtherev

    Kevtherev Member

    Location:
    Welshpool Powys
  5. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
    I wasn't sure where to post this - @Clive can we have a forum for conservation please?

    At a cluster meeting last night we were discussing dew ponds & their cost. I suggested sinking an old but sound water trough into the ground with a water supply & a rough shallow ramp to allow birds & small mammals to enter & drink. Has anyone done this or something similar before? It would be far cheaper to create than a £10-20k lined dew pond! I've had the occasional drowned barn owl in normal water troughs.

    Of course if it was fed by mains water it would have to be slightly raised so any overflow would spill over the side & have a normal service box to keep the ball valve above the water level. I wouldn't put it in a grazed field for obvious reasons.
     
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  6. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield
    yes, i like the idea - will get that set-up when we get a min
     
  7. Pan mixer

    Pan mixer Member

    Location:
    Near Colchester
    Lookering this morning - between two of our fields.

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  8. Brisel

    Brisel Member

    Location:
    Dorset
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  9. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Yeah we see pieds at both our farm and my parents but i've also seen greys here but no yellows
     
  10. Saw this little fellow on the early doors dog walk today at the edge of our place :whistle:

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    We know they're here but it's only the third time I've seen a live one in 50 years here.
     
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  11. RushesToo

    RushesToo Member

    Location:
    Fingringhoe
    Not good, theres TB 5 miles north of you at Watton at Stone :-(
     
  12. Really? I wasn't aware. I know we are in a supposedly "free" area where they keep finding odd positives.....

    Our 2 inconclusives from our test early April are being re-tested Tuesday.

    Edit: Mel walked the dogs this afternoon and said a dead young badger was laying on the path near where I saw this one this morning. Is there anyone I can report it to for testing?
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  13. RushesToo

    RushesToo Member

    Location:
    Fingringhoe
    @matthew Who can help?
     
  14. RushesToo

    RushesToo Member

    Location:
    Fingringhoe
  15. matthew

    matthew Member

    Shy NOCTURNAL animals. Not normally seen in broad daylight.
     
  16. primmiemoo

    primmiemoo Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Is it a cinnabar moth, with its cocoon, on its host WMI hurdle?
     
  17. T Hectares

    T Hectares Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    I like this little patch of CSS, there's 3 Horse chestnuts and an Ash tree that used to be in an arable field, we used to crop around them where, frankly it was a real pain, I took a patch out around them linking a hedge to another and planted it with a pollen and nectar mix and they are huge this year with the Vetches in particular looking great.
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  18. Short_Angus

    Short_Angus Member

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    3 chicks this year, always been 2 in the past, hopefully they all survive.
     
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  19. Bald Rick

    Bald Rick Member

    Location:
    Anglesey
    No. Cinnabars have black wings with red spots.
     
  20. primmiemoo

    primmiemoo Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Too much red, so perhaps it's a burnett?
     

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