Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 95456 times)

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #400 on: March 04, 2012, 06:36:57 am »

Some may blossom in cambridgeshire,also hares going mad

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Signs of Spring
« Reply #401 on: March 04, 2012, 08:25:08 am »

Some may blossom in cambridgeshire

...while those in Herts rarely thrive.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #402 on: March 05, 2012, 10:43:52 am »
primroses near blechingdon over the weekend  :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #403 on: March 05, 2012, 11:34:26 am »
A brood of 10 mallard duckings. That's a fantastic achievement: the incubation period is about 4 weeks so the mother was sitting on eggs during the harshest of weather.
Apparently there were 12 originally, 8 yesterday, 3 today. Presumably they were the three that managed to hide under the mother's wings during yesterday's vicious rain & sleet. There's a bitter NWerly today so I don't suppose those three will make it to tomorrow.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #404 on: March 10, 2012, 07:29:22 pm »
7 spot ladybird this afternoon  in the front garden :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #405 on: March 11, 2012, 10:14:58 am »
Masses of mirabelle blossoms. JAM later I hope...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #406 on: March 11, 2012, 12:57:50 pm »
I shaved my head!

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #407 on: March 11, 2012, 05:14:39 pm »
Loadsa daisies, & easy to plant one's foot on more than seven. Birds singing like mad. A pair of great crested grebes dancing in the Kennet yesterday. Coots building a nest. Rooks collecting nest material. I dug out the bottom of the compost bin yesterday (finding a long-lost teaspoon), & cut the grass when we got back from our ride today. Sitting in a pub garden at lunchtime on a CTC ride.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #408 on: March 11, 2012, 06:20:51 pm »
Frogspawn in Priory Park.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #409 on: March 11, 2012, 09:04:56 pm »
Lots of celandines in the verges today, plus dog's mercury in flower, a solitary white deadnettle & a clump of red deadnettles. No primroses visible, though the first were in flower on a sunny bank near Warwick on Friday.

Surprisingly lots of wild daffodils were in flower. It's odd, since they are normally about a fortnight later than the cultivated varieties, and odder still that there were still many (probably wild) snowdrop flowers nearby.

Is it my imagination, or is spring progressing faster than usual (i.e. not just earlier) this year?

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #410 on: March 12, 2012, 01:08:40 pm »
I could be mistaken but I thought I saw some may blossom this morning.

d.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #411 on: March 12, 2012, 01:34:06 pm »
Lots of celandines in the verges today, plus dog's mercury in flower, a solitary white deadnettle & a clump of red deadnettles. No primroses visible, though the first were in flower on a sunny bank near Warwick on Friday.

Surprisingly lots of wild daffodils were in flower. It's odd, since they are normally about a fortnight later than the cultivated varieties, and odder still that there were still many (probably wild) snowdrop flowers nearby.

Is it my imagination, or is spring progressing faster than usual (i.e. not just earlier) this year?
I've seen a lot of primroses here (Berkshire, S. Oxfordshire) & further south. Celandines - tick. Huge numbers of snowdrops a couple of weeks ago, now fading, but yes, wild daffodils at the same time. Crocuses a-plenty. Mrs B has commented on the sakura, i.e. cherry blossom.

It does seem to be roaring ahead.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #412 on: March 12, 2012, 08:51:40 pm »
I counted 61 frogs in the St Nicks pond today, all shagging like mad. Lots of spawn, and noise!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #413 on: March 12, 2012, 09:34:23 pm »
the gentleman with the DUFF beer top is out from hibernation and I scalped him on the commute home me on hardtail mtb on 26x1.9 slicks him on a late 90's / 2000  colnago !!  get in there  :thumbsup:  DAVIES the bike 1  DUFF beer guy 0   :thumbsup:
struggling up hills since 1981 !!!

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #414 on: March 12, 2012, 11:13:12 pm »
I could be mistaken but I thought I saw some may blossom this morning.

d.
I thought I saw some here. Apple too.

These are no longer signs of approaching spring, spring is here.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #415 on: March 13, 2012, 07:47:09 pm »
Road closed just outside the Ham gate of Richmond Park for toad migration   .............. and a pair of Egyptian Geese with three young in Home Park Hampton Court.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #416 on: March 13, 2012, 09:09:14 pm »
That reminds me, there was a migrating toad roadsign on yesterday's ride, somewhere around Clapton.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Signs of Spring
« Reply #417 on: March 13, 2012, 09:41:58 pm »
That reminds me, there was a migrating toad roadsign on yesterday's ride, somewhere around Clapton.

I've seen those signs.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #418 on: March 13, 2012, 09:46:13 pm »
Norton's Wood, that's the place.  :thumbsup:
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Signs of Spring
« Reply #419 on: March 13, 2012, 09:57:07 pm »
Can't find the signs on Streetview. Are they seasonal?

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #420 on: March 13, 2012, 10:55:48 pm »
Presumably, I don't remember them being there for the Tasty Cheddar. That's what the newsletter implies too.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #421 on: March 13, 2012, 11:17:45 pm »
The first municipal lawnmower of the season: a car park in central Swansea. Must have taken all of a quarter of an inch off. Presumably a contractual thing.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #422 on: March 13, 2012, 11:44:57 pm »
That reminds me, there was a migrating toad roadsign on yesterday's ride, somewhere around Clapton.
We were installing toad fences a fortnight ago & will remove them when the migration is over. They're more effective than road signs, but depend on local volunteers emptying the toads (et. al.) out of the buckets every morning.

I find it hard to believe that anyone in the relevant Highway Authority would use resources to take the signs down once they had been installed.

Meanwhile our garden pond is nearly half full of mating frogs & nearly half full of frogspawn. It's pushed the "water" level up quite a lot.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #423 on: March 14, 2012, 08:27:00 am »
3 newborn lambs on my commute and loads of buds on bushes.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #424 on: March 15, 2012, 06:53:10 pm »
There was pussy willow in flower today. I also heard a chiffchaff.
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