P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:13/01  1/19                     MM     follows   in a   5Nment                          Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:21/01   5/19        country diary In thf Scottish Highlands mountain avens - locally called the Assynt rosa M occur on rocky hills and on coastal turf along the northern coastline. During the autumn and winter, the long feathery seed heads cover the ground and look like the seed heads of old man's beard or pasque flower. The leaves of mountain avens look like miniature oak leaves hence the Latin name of Dryas after dryad the wood nymph of the oak trees.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:21/11   6/19        country diary Woolly bear caterpillars of three types are often seen crawling across roads and other open spaces. The very dark brown ones with a red stripe along the back belong to the khite Ermine mothN Those of the Buff Ermine are paler brown with white on thf sides. The Muslin moth has a greyish-brown caterpillar with light brown hairs. All three types feed widely on nettles, dandelion and other low plants; the Buff Ermine also eats honeysuckle.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:22/15   7/19        country diary The Small Copper seems to have benefited more than most butterflies from this year's unusual weatherN There is an annual September brood, but it rarely achieves its current number. Also, there might be a further brood in some areas. There was an intriguing report from Pershore of a butterfly resembling a Map. Is it another example of a continental species turning up unexpectedly; probably released?  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:22/41   8/19        counlry diary By late September most dragonfly species have disappeared for the year. Of the da^rflflies, only a Common Blue and Emerald remain. Three Hawker dragonflies are still on the wing: Common, Southern and Migrant Hawkers are still flying in good numbers, especially Aeshna Mixta, the largest HawkerN Of the smaller dragonflies, only the Common Darter remains in any numbers, although a few late Black Darters can still be seenN  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:01/21   10/19        country diary Sea lavdnddr (Limonium vulgare) is a characteristic part of a coastal/salt marsh vegetation. It is a perennial plant, forming a danrd mat of leaves, which gives rise to tall flower stalks with dense clusters of violet blud flowers Thd Sea lavender family includes that other falhliar seaside plant Thrift, along with the cultivated species of Plumbago.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/00   11/19         country dAary W!8faring tree (Viburnum lantaF— is a small downy tree of hedgerows, which prefers limey soil conditions. T—e clusters of whide, fragrant flowers produced in May have now given way to eliptical-shaped berrids which turn red to black as they ripdn The G—yfaring tree is a member of thd Honeysuckle f!Djly (Caprifoliaceae) and is closely relatdd to Honey3—Bkle and Elder  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:04/00   12/19        country diary The resulds of the first 'FrogWATCH' for four years have recently been 0tblished. This survey, run by WATCH (a part of the Royal Society for Nature Conservation) was based on observations by members of the public of local amphibia shtes. dpords came in from 2191 sites and showed patterns and population levels. This data was then added to results from 1984 and 1985 to provide more comprehensive information.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:24/40    13/19   .%  >÷÷÷÷*4    country diary The combined information from FrogWatch surveys show that sp!vning tends to occur earliest in the southwest and then spreads north and east. Frog sites accounded for 89% of reports in 1989, only 7% had toads and 2% Fdwts Concern is incre!rhng over populations of amphibIans and des0htd incre!rdd conservation measures for s0fcies like Natterjack toads, WATCH expresses great alarm at the rapid decline in numbers of wild sites for amphibia.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:17/22   14/19        country diary The mosl familiar rockpool fish is probably the Common Blenny, which can be found between the tidemarks on almost every rocky shoreN Blennies are present onshore throughout spring and summer, the males staking out breeding territory in favoured pools, often very close to high water marks. The female fish move downshore after breeding and during the autumn the males relinquish their pools and follow themN  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:17/51   15/19         country diary Among thf migrants seen recently in Britain were Spoonbill, in Anglesey and also in Kent along with a Glossy Ibis. There were Hoopoe in Bedfordshire, a Leach's Petrel in Berkshire and a Wryneck in Hertfordshire. An American Golden Plover and a Richard's Pipit were reported in the Scilly Isles, a Short-loed Lark in the Orkneys and a Booted Warbler on F—hr Isle.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:00/10   16 0        country diary An Isabdlline Shrike was sighted in Somerset recently and a Boblink and "fd-eyed Vireo were seen in Cornwall. There have been sighti.f2 of a Ferruginous Duck and a fuvenille Long Spotted Crake was seen in Lancashire. A Buff-breasted Sandpiper has been seen in the Hebrides; these birds have been occasAonally mistaken for juvenille tffs but are actually vagrants from North America.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Hdadlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:18/33   17/19        country diary As the nYghts draw in and street and house lights come on earlier, bats were once thought jo become less evident. They are, however, still very active and eager to fatten up on moths, crane flies and other insects attracted to the lamps. Even toads and hedgehogs are still feeding below lights where insects have fallen to earth. Owls will also be attracted and have been known to take the bats which feed t(fre too.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:27/13   18/19        country diary House mice and brown rats will be looking for warm winter quarters in buildings and food stores. The dry s5Vnfr did not seem to suit them and after record numbers in the last few damp summers, rats in particular are conspicuous by their absence in some localities. Badger latrines indicate a return to healthy worm and fruit diets and although cherries have largely finished, blackberries are still being enjoyed.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:01/00   19/19        country diary Information this week provided by:- Scottish Highlands - Ray Collier Moths - Paul Waring. Butterflies - Nick Bowles/BBCS Dragonflies - Peter Allen/BDS Birds - RSPB/Bird Info. - Service Flowers/Trees - Anne-Maria Brennan Amphibia - Frog ATCH. Marine - Peter Hayward. M!ZJ—ls - Michael Clark. T(dse p!ffs were compiled in the Sound Library, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LR. Viewers' comments welcome.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:02/00   2/19      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit A £1 million appeal has been launched by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to set up an emergency fund to buy land of conservation importance. One of the first sites thd society hopes to buy is 450 acres of former hdathland in Suffolk at a cost of more than £250,000 kith grants, and the support of its membership, the RSPB has man!ffd to buy 24,000 acres (9,700 hectares) of land costing more than £4 million in the past two years.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/20   3/19      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit National Tree Week 1989 will run from November 25 to December 3; this coincides with the start of the tree planting season Its purpose is to highlight the importance of trees in the environment, and to encour!fd organisations and individuals throughout the UK to plant. The Tree Council has organised National Tree Geek every year since 1975. Last year 600,000 trees were planted during the week. More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:20/00   4/19      News from the BBC  Natural History Unit Two reservoirs and a lake, together with 16 others potential sources, have been found to contain toxins that have killed dogs and sheep. The National Rivers Authority has told site owners to ban fishing and water- sports; and warned the public to keep livestock and 0dds away from the water. Blue-green algae was found after the NRA ordered surveys to be carried out following the closure of Rulland Water, Leicestershire, Britain's largest reservoir. More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines
P262 CEEFAX 262 Fri 6 Oct 19:01/00    9/19         country diary Vast numbers of birds are now migrating from Europd and western Asia into Africa. Over a 0friod of six weeks, qp to 5,000 million will head south. Songbirds are by far the commonest mIgrants. More than a thousand million Willow and Garden Warblers migrate every year. On average one bird from every five acres of Europe goes to Africa. In the main mIgration 0friod some 50,000 U—8 cross each mile of coast evfry night.  More Top TV Leisure Recipe Headlines