Tip-toeing through the tulips the other day (actually clumsily trudging through the basiliko) I happened across a very still carpenter bee. As the carpenter bees (‘bumble bees’ to you, ‘bouni’ to Greeks and ‘humlebi’ to Andy) are usually very active and never remain on any one flower for more than a few seconds. 122 more words
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A little known feature of Yiannis Chatzitrakosas’s local weather station feed to the Penteli/meteo system is the daily “high heat index”.
The “heat index” is a subjective accounting for the “feeling” of the heat on a hot day. 174 more words
Part of the fun of walking in our local heathland is, apart from the joys of the flora and fauna, the variety of views.
- From High Curley in Lightwater, height 129 metres/423 feet, you can see into the heart of central London, including the BT Tower and the Victoria Tower of the Houses of Parliament. 78 more words
Cicadas or “τζιτζίκια” (Tzit-TZEEk-ee-a) (singular-Tzit-TZEEK-ee) are out in force this year, many more are active than in years before.
In summers past one might see only a few of the moulted exoskeleton of the nymph (see photo) on the leaves of a plant or a tree trunk. 29 more words