zpravodajství životního prostředí již od roku 1999

Country diary: the thatch is buzzing with sleepy flies

05.01.2018
Příroda
West Charleton, Devon Here, at fly-level, is a forest of reed stalks: row after row of hollow stems to crawl intoThe low buzz gives them away. The thatched roof I'm working on, perched on a hillside above the pigeon-grey Kingsbridge estuary in Devon, is full of insects. I have replaced the ridge; the final job is to clean down the roof. I flick away the off-cut strands of new wheat, bright yellow against the grey-brown old thatch, and "dress" the roof with the thatcher's most important tool - a paddle-like implement that here in Devon we call a drift, though in most parts of England it's known as a leggett.As I slap the reed into place, clouds of flies tumble out and buzz drowsily into the winter air. Here on the hip - the part where the main face of the roof turns the corner into the triangular end - there are gaps between the stems of reed that are perfect for hibernating flies. Hymenoptera seem to prefer the densely packed wheat ridges: I found a queen hornet there last January, sprawling on a clump of moss, all yellow and ginger bristliness. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

Komentáře k článku. Co si myslí ostatní?
Další zprávy z internetu




Další články
Chystané akce
INISOFT s.r.o.
25
9. 2018
25.9.2018 - Seminář, školení
Olomouc, Hotel Flora
2
10. 2018
2.10.2018 - Ostatní akce
Hradec Králové, Krajský úřad Královéhradeckého kraje
Podněty ZmapujTo
Mohlo by vás také zajímat
Naši partneři
Složky životního prostředí