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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job done good guy. I wonder now what will become of my submission. Different province, very secular around here.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, Tagwex. I don't know about your squirrel, but I get a certain satisfaction from seeing a dot on a map produced by Biodiversity Ireland, showing the distribution of places where corncrakes have been heard, knowing that the dot represents my record.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I get a dot....
PS. Have you run out of anagrams?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too impressed with the maps in general - very vague. The one for squirrels has 3 creatures on the map and no way of telling them apart, reds, greys and pine martens. I looked at another one for centipedes that caught my eye, seemingly very scarce, thought they would be nationwide but I presume Biodiversity can only produce maps from what is sent in. There was another one for caddis fly here in wexford and the map is still of the whole country and hundreds of miles out into the ocean but still only one dot. Another map,cannot remember which one, but it had a spike of numbers in one location, a school project maybe.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which is better in a pie? Red or Grey? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A blackbird !
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need 24 of them! Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That can be arranged. Might stop the little buggers decimating my strawberries.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Train them to decimate your slugs instead!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re the maps: a lot depends on what species you are looking at. Try the one for japanese knotweed.
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That knotweed is everywhere. Submitted two areas that i know of. Wicklow seems to have escaped.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good article on reds vs greys- mentions the Irish story with them... even if it is an English paper

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/how-to-eradicate-grey-squirrels-without-firing-a-shot-pine-martens
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting read. We have pine martens in the wood down the road from us. Must keep an eye out for the greys now and see if there are any left.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a very good article - full marks to 'The Grauniad', probably the only place in the UK media where you will find a voice of reason.
Have you noticed their 'Keep it in the Ground' campaign? It's about persuading various organisations to move their investments out of coal and into green energy. It seems to be having some success, along with a worldwide movement with similar aims.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that how you nordies pronounce guardian? It's definitely better up north.
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