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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
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    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread
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    • 29th Oct 15, 2:22 PM
    The Alphabetty Happy Chatty thread 29th Oct 15 at 2:22 PM
    Hello lovely alphabettys old and new and welcome to the new Alphabetty thread



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    Everyone is welcome whether or not you have previously posted
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 10th Jul 17, 1:06 PM
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    Not seen any frogs here. Yet
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    What about Princes?
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jul 17, 1:13 PM
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    What about Princes?
    Originally posted by colinw
    Spotted him earlier



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 1:24 PM
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    I thought Prince Charles had a flower in his belt for a moment, then I realised it was a tall thin flower in the foreground!
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jul 17, 3:07 PM
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    We get lots of visiting bees - our poppies seem particularly popular

    One of the reduced plants we got yesterday was a poppy. Will plant it out when it stops raining


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    Did you mention the magic word 'raining' Bear!? Please catch me a
    little rain cloud and send it my way.




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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 10th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
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    Yay! Already love playing 'Cards Against Humanity' (well .... most
    of the time ) and this 'news' has recently come to light:

    Disney 'Cards Against Humanity' Are About To Be Released

    Cards Against Humanity quickly became our go-to game at any
    event. Pre-drinks, birthdays, Christmas, you name it, it was
    probably played. But just when you thought the dirty-minded
    game couldn't possibly get any better (or more brutal) rumours
    have started that a Disney-themed set is about to be released.



    While a Disney-themed set sounds all lovely and will release all
    kinds of childhood nostalgia, we're pretty sure you still won't want
    to play it with your Gran.



    Cards Against Humanity is described as 'a party game for horrible
    people'. It's probably why we like it so much then.


    http://www.ladbible.com/funny/film-and-tv-interesting-awesome-disney-cards-against-humanity-are-about-to-be-released-20170707



    I love both Disney & Cards Against Humanity - what could
    possible go wrong!


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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jul 17, 5:29 PM
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    Did you mention the magic word 'raining' Bear!? Please catch me a
    little rain cloud and send it my way.




    Alfie xxx
    Originally posted by AlfieBlue
    Alfie



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 7:26 PM
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    Had a sneaky little shower of rain earlier, which was forecast.

    There's a lot of rain forecast for tomorrow, though.





    What sweet clouds! But isn't that snow?
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jul 17, 10:41 PM
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    Had a sneaky little shower of rain earlier, which was forecast.

    There's a lot of rain forecast for tomorrow, though.


    What sweet clouds! But isn't that snow?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Could be although it turned up when I searched for rain

    Just in case I sent snow here's some rain



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Jul 17, 10:44 PM
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    Sweeeeee!





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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 10th Jul 17, 11:13 PM
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    Goodnight Alphabettys



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jul 17, 5:40 AM
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    Wakey wakey!







    I've never heard of Cards against Humanity!
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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Jul 17, 6:17 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabettys

    I hope you're all well and raring to go on this thoughtful
    and scrumdiddlyumptious Tuesday!




    The tremendous interest generated by the Day of 5 Billion on 11
    July 1987 led to the establishment of World Population Day as an
    annual event. For more than 20 years, the 11th of July has been
    an occasion to mark the significance of population trends and
    related issues.

    UNFPA works with many partners, both within and outside the
    United Nations system, including Governments, non-governmental
    organizations, civil society, faith-based organizations, religious
    leaders and others, to achieve its mission. To better respond to
    local needs, UNFPA increasingly devotes resources to country-led
    efforts, placing emphasis on country-focused and country-led
    implementation to achieve improved results, at the same time
    addressing mutual accountability and strengthening harmonization
    and alignment.

    The theme for 2017 is “Family Planning: Empowering People,
    Developing Nations.” This year's celebrations coincide with the
    Family Planning Summit, the second meeting of the Family
    Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative, which aims to expand access to
    voluntary family planning to 120 million additional women by
    2020.

    Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. It is
    also central to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and is
    a key factor in reducing poverty.

    Yet around the world, some 225 million women who want to avoid
    pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning
    methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to information or
    services to lack of support from their partners or communities.....



    http://www.greeningtheblue.org/event/world-population-day

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further info







    Help save London’s stunning stag beetles

    The stag beetle is Britain’s largest land beetle, almost 8cm in
    length, and is easily recognised by the male’s distinctive antler-
    shaped jaws.

    Although the male beetles look fiercesome they are harmless to
    us. They use their massive jaws to wrestle with other males when
    looking for a mate.



    Despite stag beetles being in steep decline across Europe, London
    remains a hotspot. The Trust is asking Londoners to report their
    sightings to help researchers map their whereabouts and numbers.

    Stag beetles have been recorded in most London boroughs, but
    are more common in south and west London, from Bexley,
    Lewisham and Southwark to Wimbledon, Richmond and Uxbridge.



    Three sites – Epping Forest, Richmond Park, and Wimbledon and
    Putney Commons – are European Special Areas for Conservation
    for stag beetles. Researchers still don’t know why there have been
    relatively fewer sightings across north and east London.



    May is usually the start of the ‘stag beetle season’, which lasts
    until late July. The males fly clumsily with a faint clattering whirr,
    and are most likely to be seen on sultry summer evenings an hour
    or two before dusk.



    Please report any sightings of stag beetles, or of the related lesser
    stag beetle, via London's environmental records centre;
    Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL):

    http://www.gigl.org.uk/#

    How you can help London's stag beetles

    As well as reporting your sightings of stag beetles there's lots you
    can do to help them, especially if you have access to a garden.

    Download our stag beetle advice note for guidance on how to build
    a stag beetle log pile;

    For some great wildlife gardening tips and advice, take a look at
    our wildlife gardening pack.

    Stag beetle fans can follow Stag beetle Sam on Twitter.

    If you have seen a stag beetle outside London, you can report your
    sighting via the PTES website:

    https://ptes.org/campaigns/stag-beetles/

    https://ptes.org/get-involved/surveys/garden/great-stag-hunt/stag-hunt-survey/



    http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/stag-beetle-survey

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    Big Butterfly Count 2017

    Sir David Attenborough is calling on the public to help reverse
    butterfly declines by taking part in the world’s largest butterfly
    survey. The Big Butterfly Count encourages people to spot and
    record 18 species of common butterflies and two day-flying moths
    during three weeks of high summer.



    About the big butterfly count

    The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us
    assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and
    has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over
    36,000 people took part in 2016, counting almost 400,000
    individual butterflies and day-flying moths across the UK (see the
    2016 results). Big butterfly count 2017 will take place from Friday
    14 July to Sunday 6 August.



    Why count butterflies?

    Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which
    makes them excellent biodiversity indicators. Butterfly declines are
    an early warning for other wildlife losses.

    That’s why counting butterflies can be described as taking the
    pulse of nature.



    The count will also assist us in identifying trends in species that
    will help us plan how to protect butterflies from extinction, as well
    as understand the effect of climate change on wildlife.

    How to take part

    Simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably
    sunny) weather during the big butterfly count. We have chosen
    this time of year because most butterflies are at the adult stage of
    their lifecycle, so more likely to be seen. Records are welcome
    from anywhere: from parks, school grounds and gardens, to fields
    and forests......



    http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/about

    ^^^ Please refer to site for further info





    It's also ....


    Blueberry Muffin Day





    ^^^^ ^^^^



    Have a brilliant and safe day all whatever you have planned. I will
    catch up later.

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 11th Jul 17, 8:45 AM
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    Good Morning Everyone for a change it is actually dry here so far

    I am all for the Blueberry muffins
    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 11th Jul 17, 8:50 AM
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    Wakey wakey!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Good morning

    You were awake early


    I've never heard of Cards against Humanity!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Me neither

    Good Morning Everyone for a change it is actually dry here so far

    I am all for the Blueberry muffins
    Originally posted by colinw
    Good morning

    Dry? It's wet here

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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 11th Jul 17, 9:07 AM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing

    I'll be joining in the Butterfly count this year
    We get a few at the moment. Hopefully more when the buddleia is planted out




















    Never seen a stag beetle. Has anyone else?





    Might need to buy some blueberry muffins later



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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jul 17, 9:18 AM
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    Good morning

    You were awake early
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    I always am!

    My sunrise alarm lights up from 4.00 to 4.30 and the radio comes on at 4.30. I usually emerge about 5-ish, unless it's the morning after AmDram, which is a late night for me.









    That's a lorra lorra moth!
    I'm going to put that in the strange peculiar thread!



    .i have seen stag beetles, but not that often, despite having wood piles in the garden.
    They are wonderful, and wait until you see one in flight! They are like tiny little clockwork birds, because they whirr!

    I've probably seen more dead ones than live ones, though, over the years.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 11th Jul 17, 9:23 AM
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    Good morning

    You were awake early




    Me neither



    Good morning

    Dry? It's wet here
    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear
    I spoke to early it is raining here now
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Jul 17, 9:27 AM
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    I spoke to early it is raining here now
    Originally posted by colinw
    Toldja it was heading your way.



    He's stealing my rain, Bear! Tell him off!
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    • Upsidedown Bear
    • By Upsidedown Bear 11th Jul 17, 9:34 AM
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    Toldja it was heading your way.



    He's stealing my rain, Bear! Tell him off!
    Originally posted by Pyxis





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    • AlfieBlue
    • By AlfieBlue 11th Jul 17, 5:18 PM
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    Good morning lovely Alphabetty people

    Hope you are all well. Have a lovely day whatever you are doing

    I'll be joining in the Butterfly count this year
    We get a few at the moment. Hopefully more when the buddleia is planted out


    Never seen a stag beetle. Has anyone else?


    Originally posted by Upsidedown Bear

    .i have seen stag beetles, but not that often, despite having wood piles in the garden.
    They are wonderful, and wait until you see one in flight! They are like tiny little clockwork birds, because they whirr!

    I've probably seen more dead ones than live ones, though, over the years.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    I can recall many many many years ago at the little school I
    attended .... the naughty boys would chase us girlies with said
    beetles. Used to scare the life out of us!

    I must admit though I do now find them fascinating - rather
    handsome creatures.

    We have a 'nesting' family of stag beetles not far from where
    I live - generations of them coming and going over the years.

    I shall send info to https://ptes.org/ cos I'm outside of the
    London area.

    A couple of years back we were out walking the doglets (family
    were staying) and suddenly my tall, strong, military son-in-law
    ran off at the speed of light like a thing demented .... followed
    by 2 whirring stag beetles!!! It was the funniest
    thing I ever did see! I don't think he'd ever seen them quite so
    large!

    Sadly like you Pyxis .... I also see quite a few dead ones ....
    usually on their backs with little leggies pointing upwards to
    heaven.



    Stag beetles only exists as adults for a few weeks and spend most
    of their life cycle of 4 to 6 years as developing larvae.


    ^^^ Crikes! Poor things!



    Will also do the butterfly count. Me thinks I'll be up to my
    ears in surveys this year!


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