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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:54 pm 
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This summer seems to have been good for bees so far.
We can help them by having more areas of planting like in the photos...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:25 pm 
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But what was that bug? :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:11 am 
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The History Man wrote:
But what was that bug? :shock:


not sure, but looks closest to the larvae or pupa stage of a rhinoceros beetle or large beetle of some kind...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:41 pm 
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We have an allotment hive and a small flower meadow.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Sounds good. We must preserve some 'wilder' areas and corridors to encourage the beneficials in.

Must add that the 1st photo of the 4 in my previous post is of Sarah Raven's establishment at Perch Hill, East Sussex. The last 3 photos are of bits of Myddelton House in Enfield. These corners were fair buzzing with masses of bees. Quite a sight and makes you feel there's still hope.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:37 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
But what was that bug? :shock:


The bug is a cicada. Most unusual in sunny yorkshire, it was about a foot underground. I thought the martians had landed when I found it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:47 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
But what was that bug? :shock:


The bug is a cicada. Most unusual in sunny yorkshire, it was about a foot underground. I thought the martians had landed when I found it.


I've just given up digging! :shock:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:53 pm 
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futuristicoldman wrote:
The History Man wrote:
But what was that bug? :shock:


The bug is a cicada. Most unusual in sunny yorkshire, it was about a foot underground. I thought the martians had landed when I found it.


Wowzers! Bit off course. Could be the next Dr Who Evil Critter.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Yum! Well it is an allotment :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:59 pm 
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