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Karwin



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:18 pm    Post subject: Do it yourself Reply with quote

Every now and then it may happen that you visit seashore and find beautiful seashells there. Then you collect them and they get stored in some obscure shoebox. I grew fairly over 30 years old until I found a handy storing system: seashell video!

You need:
-empty video cassette covers (with no cassettes)
-large white stickers (large enough to fill inside the covers; from paperware shops)
-glue, to stick the shells inside
Make them a "video cover" telling where are they from and when.


Well, this is not birds at all Wink
A birdy thing will follow in a month...

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Diana May



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great idea Karwin. I have several shells that I have saved over the years and this would be the ideal solution. In fact this is a job my grandchildren would love to be given especially with a little help from moi. Diana May Very Happy
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Dawn



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin, you have just found my kids employment for next weekend!

thankyou.

We have an ice cream box full of shells, which I am not allowed to throw away. We have numerous old cassette covers, and white stickers galore.

What a brilliant idea, the covers will also fit on the kids bookshelves then, making room in my craft cupboard for more junk Rolling Eyes
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Mick



Joined: 14 Apr 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dawn, don't be to quick, it's a brilliant idea of Karwin's but I would save it for one of those manky wet Sunday afternoons, could save you a fortune.

Mick
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Michelle



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you thank you. Now where did I put those shoe boxes? Rolling Eyes
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 1:32 pm    Post subject: Learn plant seeds Reply with quote

Isn't this a seedy video Question



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Dawn



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GROAN!! Rolling Eyes

I'm surprised at you Karri, that's the seediest video I've ever seen Laughing

Did you make it yourself?
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With my bare hands Mr. Green
They are seeds from Baltic seashore plants. Originally made as an attachment for my wife's botanical poster.

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Esa



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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2005 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those seeds look big..lunch for birds, keep it closed.
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: D.I.Y. nr 2 Reply with quote

Sometimes it happens that you find a heap of feathers somewhere out there. Collect the larger ones. They usually are primaries or secondaries from wings and tail feathers. At home, arrange them in order: tail feathers are usually straight ones, while wing feathers curve according to which wing they are from. On wing feathers, the longest often are wingtip primaries, while inner secondaries are the shorer. Then, place the feathers in proper order on adhesive plastic sheet, add there a label telling where it was found and when, and put another adhesive plastic over the feathers. You will get something like this:



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Karwin



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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then you have better chances to identify the thing - what species is my example Wink Question Who killed it Question
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another clue, as this seems to be a bit tough: scientific name is Bonasa bonasia.
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Alan



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karwin wrote:
Another clue, as this seems to be a bit tough: scientific name is Bonasa bonasia.


Not a bird we see every week here in the U.K. But I will keep a lookout for roadkill. Laughing

Although its possible taking feathers from roadkill is illegal here too!?. Embarassed

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Karwin



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
I will keep a lookout for roadkill. Laughing

Although its possible taking feathers from roadkill is illegal here too!?. Embarassed
In Finland it's illegal to take a dead protected animal, but the law doesn't deny taking bits like feathers from it. This specimen was killed by a natural cause (identifications Question ). In fact this species is only part-time protected here - hunted from September the 9th to the end of October.
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strixaluco wrote:
Karwin - do you play this game with your daughter? If you don't know it, you can find an explanation here:

http://www.cambridgeesol.org/teach/cpe/use_of_english/activities/affix_snap.cfm

Young children usually love it - but it can last for ages! Rolling Eyes
I haven't known this game before. Thanks for sharing Rose
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