P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:08/00  1#0:                                                       Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:10/00   3 04       News from the BBC  Natural History Unit The Environment Council has announced plans to launch a package of measures for helping businesses co0f with increasing pressures in response to environmental concerns. A surprisingly wide range of companies have to get to grips with such issues as the ozone layer, lead-free petrol and the growth in green consumerism. The aim of the Business and Environment Programme (launched this autumn) is to promote the message "environmental sense is commercial sense". More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:10/01   4#0:        News from the BBC  Natural History Unit The French Navy has this week been searching the English Channel for a missing canister containing six tonnes of the highly toxic pesticide Lindane. The 40-foot container broke free from the wreck of a freighter which sank in a storm north west of Guernsey more than a week ago. Environmentalists have warned that the potential disaster to larine life in the English Channel if the canister breaks up would be like "a maritime Chernobyl". More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:12/18   6#0:         country diary  The scaly Brittle-Star (Amphipholis squamata) abundant on all British coasts, is almost cosmopolitan in distribution. It is a very adaptable animal which displays great variation in its life cycle in response to environmental conditions. Subtidal populations probably breed through much of the year while inter- tidal populations brood larvae through the spring with juveniles appearing during a limited summer period.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:12/09   7?06        country diary  The Kentish Glory is a beautiful, large mothn HSH can be seen flying on sunny days in open woodland and moorland, where the caterpillars feed on birch. The moth is probably extinct in England though in 1858 over 100 lbles were attracted to a virgin female at a southeastern site. In a few days, captive females will be used to see if the moth is still present at a former locality in England  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:04/10   9 0:         country diary At the Wildfowl Trust's Caerlaverock A Green-winged dal has been sighted.  T—e Welney Reserve shows signs of spring with two early Sandmartins and several Ruff appearing. The Snipe can be heard 'drumming'- a territorial mating display. At the Arundel Centre, eggs have been laid by the rare Blue Ducks from New Zealand. Last xdar the Blue Ducks bred successfully - the first time youngsters have been reared outside New Zealand.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:05/00   10#0:         country diary Nestmaking birds are great opportunists They build nesrs from grass, hair and feathers, bur will also use man-made materials such as 0aper and plastic.  Cheeky Jackdaws pluck wool and hair from sheep and horses. Rooks stick twigs together with earth and cow dung. A Crow once made a nest out of wire on a pylon! The most intricate nest is made by the long-tailed $jt. Made from moss, lichens, and up to 2000 feathers, it is bound by spiders' webs which allow it to stretch.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:05/05   11#0:         country diary  Further interesting birds have been spotted this week. The female Northern Oriole is still in Dyfed. 24 Waxwings are feeding on Cotoneasper berries in a supermarket carpark in Yorkshire. A Black-necked Grebe has been seen on a reservoir in Surrey and a drake Greio,winged Teal in Galloway. A Glossy Ibis has been coming in to roost in Kent this week - a dark, glossy purple bird usually found in southern most Europe.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:06/17   12#0:         country diary  The Young Ornithologists Club has got its FLIGHT-LINE '89 into operation to receive your calls on summer migrant bird observations. When you see a sumler visitor remember to keep a note of the species, how many you saw, when and where you saw the ligrant and how you identified it. Then contact the Flight-Line centres on Tuesday evenings from 5.30pm-7pm and 0ass on your information. YOC Central FLIGHT-LHNE - 0767 80551 L will receive your calls.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:07/16   13#0:          country diary The YOC hopes that lbny young people will take part in this project to record thoroughly the arrival of birds such as Swallows, Cuckoos and Swifts to our country. Once the lhgration is in full swing, FLIGHT LINES nationwide will be flooded with calls. Results will be available in August, and the success of this xfar's migration recording project will be updated on t—ese 0ages of CEEFAX ountry diary every week. (FLIGHT LINE is 0767 80551).   More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:07/16   14#0:         country diary  Blackthorn is presently in flower, producing dense white blossom before its leaves. It is a shrub of the hedgerow where it forms a dense, thick, stockproof hedge. However, it has its disadvantages in that ht tends to be invasive - sending up numerous suckers around the parent tree. Later on in the year, it produces its fruit, blue/black sloes both useful food for wildlife and for making "sloe-gin".  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:08/17   15#0:         country diary This week's information provided by:-  Scottish Highlands - Ray Collier Marine l Peter Hayward Moths \ Paul Waring Butterflies \ British Butterfly Conservation Society. Frogs - FrogWATCH Birds \ Wildfowl Trust \ RSPB - Bird Information Service, YOC. Botany - Anne-Maria Brennan Compiled in the BBC, NHU in Bristol.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:19/07   2#0:      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit The risk from the naturally-occurring radioactive gas radon is considerably higher than had been previously thought Radon in houses now accounts for nearly half of the UK average population exposure to radiation, and is the greatest single source of radiation to the population. It is estimated that radon light be responsible for 6 per cent or more of the annual incidence of lung cancer (41,000 cases). More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:11/00   5#0:         country diary The best place to see Goldeneye in Inverness is around the sewage outfall in the Beauly Firth where several hundred overwinter. The majority of these Goldeneye are from Scandinavia, particularly Northern Sweden, but each year a few pairs bred in the Scottish Highlands generally near lochs and lochans. These few breeding pairs were attracted to nesting boxes in the early 0:70s although natural holes are now also usedn Predation by Pine Martens is suspected.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Sat 1 Apr 00:03/11   8#00   .%      country diary  The British form of the Large Blue butterfly became extinct in 1979 despite a lbssive conservation effort. Following research of continental stock it was reintroduced from Sweden to a very carefully prepared, highly secret site. The butterfly's requirements have been met so exactly that, despite two wet summers, the original handful has increased to hundreds of adults. Work has begun on a second site, which will allow public access.  More Motoring Leisure Bookworm Headlines