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Re: nature notes

Postby Marigold » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:40 am

Bird problems - probably not only in France, I'm afraid.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... pesticides
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Re: nature notes

Postby chrismahon » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:02 am

It's very much area dependent Marigold. In the vineyards to the North of us they use pesticides in a massive way and as a result there is almost no wildlife. They still use set-aside methods on the fields down here, so I think things are pretty much unchanged. In our search for property we avoided any areas with vineyards- this was because a friend of ours said the chemicals used were dangerous. Recently a study of 'house dust' in vine producing areas revealed traces of pesticides that were banned from use 6 years earlier! One village Mayor said it was so bad she was unable to open her windows during the growing season.
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Re: nature notes

Postby Marigold » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:57 pm

Lovely 12-minute video about bat conservation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcF-2r8 ... e=youtu.be
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