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by Conifers
Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Seedling ID?
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Seedling ID?

May be a Dracaena, but it isn't Dracaena draco - that has much less stem growth for the number of leaves.

Here's some Dracaena draco seedlings for comparison
by Conifers
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Global forestwatch
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Global forestwatch

Already seen this; it is very inaccurate - you only need to see the moorlands of the northern Pennines (deforested centuries ago) being shown as 'forest loss in 2012'. Somehoe their software tags heather moor as 'recently deforested' land.
by Conifers
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??

That's a great pic Conifers, they are handsome birds particularly in the sunlight. Thanks!! As you no doubt know, the Sacred Ibis has also increased it's Northern range into France so we may eventually see more of them here too although it may not be so welcome as they are predatory. They'd be less...
by Conifers
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??

Yorkshire Kris wrote:We have two Ibis in Leeds but both are hotels.
Bet they're not Glossy, though . . . more likely Tacky Ibis? :roll: :lol:
by Conifers
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??

GREVILLE wrote:Is this recent siting down to current winter climate, increased numbers or both?
I'd say both. If the winter had been like the last few, I doubt it would have survived up here. The previous Northumbs Glossy Ibises were all in late summer / autumn.
by Conifers
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Re: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??

There have been quite a few around the UK in the last few years and even overwintering here sitting through some really cold weather. I remember there was a flock of around 20 in Wales a year or two ago. We had one on Wareham Common two years ago but I didn't get as good a pic as this one. As other...
by Conifers
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Wildlife and the Natural World (Public)
Topic: Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??
Replies: 13
Views: 643

Southern Spain, or southeast Northumberland??

Glossy Ibis, and yep - in southeast Northumberland today icon_thumright
by Conifers
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachycarpus fortunei?
Replies: 40
Views: 2488

Re: Difference between Trachycarpus wagnerianus and Trachyca

It has smaller leaves and slower growth than most Trachycarpus fortunei . Otherwise, no difference at all. 'Wagnerianus' is just a semi-dwarf cultivar group of Trachycarpus fortunei . So asking "what's the difference" between them is a bit like asking "what's the difference between a Blackface sheep...
by Conifers
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cork Phoenix Canariensis dead
Replies: 36
Views: 2893

Re: Cork Phoenix Canariensis dead

Thanks for the update!

Found it on google earth: 51.868597 -8.213889
by Conifers
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Your current weather in one word...
Replies: 3388
Views: 70313

Re: Your current weather in one word...

wetwetwet(eventhoughtheypromisedit'dbedryallday)
by Conifers
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo

If everything has a purpose on earth, why would nature create such devastating storms? ... It doesn't! No weather has any purpose icon_thumright If it did, one would have to believe in some sort of divine control, with the logical conclusion that the almighty had been consuming too many beans . . .
by Conifers
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo

Incredible to see even the moon getting blown about and then blown right away :lol: I was using high magnification, on the moon, and leaning against the window to steady my arm, but the window was being bowed and flexed. That's why when there was the sounds of a big gust I had to recentre on the Mo...
by Conifers
Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Weather and Climatology (public)
Topic: Good news: Re: Winter.
Replies: 39
Views: 2020

Re: Good news: Re: Winter.

Dave Brown wrote:Even if the wind goes around the east there is not much cold in that direction close by. Real cold is over 3000 miles away at this time.
Minus 26 in the Sahara Desert in Chad?? :ahhh!: icon_scratch

:lol:
by Conifers
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Cork Phoenix Canariensis dead
Replies: 36
Views: 2893

Re: Cork Phoenix Canariensis dead

From another forum: Posted by aubreyfennell, at 2014-02-17 00:03:01, said: To All Palm Lovers, Unfortunatly the remaining Phoenix in Fota was killed by the 2010 freeze. It was one of a pair. The other had died in about 1998. Young trees planted at the Bamboo Park, Glengarrif in West Cork in about 20...
by Conifers
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo
Replies: 15
Views: 661

Re: St Valentine's Day Palm Massacre - vidjo

Incredible to see even the moon getting blown about and then blown right away :lol: