Author Topic: Signs of Spring  (Read 92305 times)

Ruth

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #750 on: April 20, 2014, 10:44:36 pm »
Wild garlic in full bloom/aroma  :D :D

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #751 on: April 20, 2014, 10:50:24 pm »
Ooh - must have a look for some round here. That's quite a bit earlier than last year, I think.

Kim

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #752 on: April 20, 2014, 10:52:10 pm »
Wild garlic in full bloom/aroma  :D :D

Got a noseful of that on the local Sustrans route last week...
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mcshroom

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #753 on: April 22, 2014, 09:47:48 pm »
Just went outside to put something in the bin and could hear all the lambs and ewes calling to each other from a nearby field. :)
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #754 on: April 22, 2014, 10:48:09 pm »
Met this lady out sunning herself
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Wowbagger

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #755 on: April 22, 2014, 11:00:27 pm »
That's rather good! I haven't seen an adder for years. Whereabouts was he?
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #756 on: April 23, 2014, 07:24:20 am »
He/she was up on the north-western flank of Cleeve Hill, overlooking Winchcombe.  Certainly the largest adder I've seen, and the most camera-friendly one as well.

Ruth

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #757 on: April 23, 2014, 09:22:47 am »
Lovely pics Paul.  What a handsome adder.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #758 on: April 25, 2014, 01:08:40 am »
That's a magnificent reptile & nice pics. I haven't seen an adder for five & a half decades. I'm not sure if there are any left in Warwickshire.

Cleeve Hill holds a lot of personal memories...

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #759 on: April 25, 2014, 09:28:01 am »
Cleeve Hill holds a lot of personal memories...

Likewise - I grew up at its foot, and used to ride over to Winchcombe to visit grandparents, it was our sledging place, treasure hunt place, kite-flying place, mushroom-gathering place, walking with girlfriend place etc.

Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #760 on: April 30, 2014, 03:25:50 pm »
Saw my first house martin or possibly a swallow (it shot past too quick to be sure) of the year today.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #761 on: April 30, 2014, 05:53:52 pm »
An excess of bikes over parking in the Jamaica St/Stokes Croft triangle.
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Pingu

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #762 on: May 02, 2014, 06:25:14 pm »
A swallow. Not quite summer yet.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #763 on: May 02, 2014, 10:02:14 pm »
Mrs. Wow and I took our grandson for a stroll along the very derelict Thames & Medway Canal, to which I was introduced a year or so ago by Mr. Legg-Bandage, on an especially wonderful ride to Whitstable. Last year there were marsh frogs, a nightingale, a cuckoo and some skylarks. This year there were several reed warblers. They have an especially comic song. You could almost imagine them playing a ukulele.
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Steph

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #764 on: May 04, 2014, 12:00:23 pm »
At the moment I am having two duets as I go to and leave work. On the Sussex side, there are two blackcaps singing at each other. On the Surrey side, two chiffchaffs.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #765 on: October 28, 2014, 12:34:35 pm »


Snowdrops in flower. Today. Priory Park. IIRC that beats last year's record by 30 days.

IDNRC. 20 days. Last year, itself a record so far as I am concerned, was on 17th November.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #766 on: November 04, 2014, 06:00:45 pm »
There are now 7 snowdrops in flower and loads of shoots appearing. By this time next week it will be February so far as they are concerned.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #767 on: December 27, 2014, 01:21:17 pm »
December 27th 2014.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #768 on: December 27, 2014, 04:52:38 pm »
That's blooming ridiculous, Basil.
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JennyB

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #769 on: January 02, 2015, 07:06:44 pm »
Two pair of  twin lambs out in the fields    :o :thumbsup:
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CAMRAMan

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #770 on: January 18, 2015, 08:13:16 pm »
Yesterday, whilst out on my round in Kenilworth, I heard a bumble bee buzzing and saw a butterfly flitting in the space of less than five minutes. It was very sunny at the time, but still...
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #771 on: January 18, 2015, 10:31:06 pm »
There have been crocuses in flower in the park for a week or more.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

Otto

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #772 on: January 19, 2015, 06:59:41 am »
Had some nice tulips comming through in the garden .... until the chickens pecked them to death

Basil

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #773 on: January 25, 2015, 01:13:16 pm »
Well there we go.  Down here we have snowdrops out, some, but by no means all, daffodils out,  sweet ickle baa-yams in the field next door and now very noticibly lengthening days.
But of course we are still waiting for the one true sign of spring.  Teethgrinder banging out consecutive >250 mile days.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #774 on: March 03, 2015, 06:57:31 pm »
Convinced I heard skylarks singing when I riding out near Brawdy airfield on Friday, or it may have been random harmonics set up by the wind vibrating my earwax.
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