Saturday, 10 May 2014

Yet Another View of Uluru

Taken at 16.20 on 22 April 2006.
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Loire Valley Nature: A new entry for Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos has been added.
A new entry for Nuthatch Sitta europaea has been added.
A photo has been added to the Lizard Orchid Himantoglossum hircinum entry.
A new entry has been added for Short-tailed Vole Microtus agrestis.
A photo has been added to the Habitat entry for Roadside Banks, Verges and Ditches.
The same photo has been added to the entry for Military Orchid Orchis militaris, and to the section on the Association de Botanique et de Mycologie de Sainte Maure de Touraine in the Resources entry.
A section on managing semi-natural grassland in gardens or orchards has been added to the Habitat entry for Gardens.
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Scared of Spiders? : Chris Buddle and his Arachnophobinator is here to help (...ahem...) Check it out whether you are arachnophobic or not. There are hardly any spiders involved (seriously -- you'll hardly notice them, and that's the point!)
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A la cuisine hier: Oeufs coccotte au saumon -- light but filling.
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An Organic Market Garden: For those of you who read French there is an article in the Nouvelle République about an impressive sounding organic market garden at Montreuil en Touraine. Apparently they produce 750 veggie boxes a week, containing on average 3 kg of produce each. They are delivered to households in a 40 km radius. Total production is around 2 - 3 tonnes a week, distributed to retailers in Tours, Blois and Paris. Horses are used to hoe the rows and the enterprise employs 15 people full time and 45 people part time. The part timers are unemployed people being trained to get back into the workforce. The farm has been going 20 years and is called La Ferme de Roucheux.

2 comments:

  1. Ulura and Katajuta were among my most marvellous experiences. I'll never forget sunset over Katajuta and sunrise over Ulura, with the stunning change of colour.

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  2. Fraussie: It's a fantastic area. I love it too.

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