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2 February 2017 at 2:19 pm
…………………………………..Something comes into your mind? share it, as everyone is different so all topics have followers 🙂 Happy thoughts, sad thoughts or just reflective thoughts – let’s enjoy chatting without agro or nastiness. Who knows what we might learn from each other……………………………………:)
(A combination of Lets Chat and Today in memory of Gerry, Geomac and Seth.)
Please keep it general so all can be included not about subjects that can aggravate like Politics or Religion.
Today’s Date Sunday 7th May 2017
Many thanks to RnR and Toot for making this into such an interesting topic on past events for us all to learn so much.
2 February 2017 at 2:30 pm
Viv, will start off with this topic, as it would be dear to Gerry’s heart. His interest in all Wildlife was well known to us and many Wildlife Carers throughout Australia.
Night parrot: Watch and listen for rare bird, Threatened Species Commissioner says By Khama Reid
In the past 50 years there have been few acceptable records of Night Parrots. These records have been in western Queensland, north-eastern SA and inland WA, though its range could potentially also include other arid parts of Australia.
Night Parrots usually inhabit arid or semi-arid grasslands that are dominated by spinifex, though they have also been recorded in shrublands dominated by samphire, bluebush and saltbush.
2 February 2017 at 2:46 pm
Beautiful photo Sandi. Do they nest on the ground?
Thanks for starting new chat thread Viv. I think it’s great that it is in Gerry’s, Geomac’s (Geoff) and Seth’s memories because they were all such lovely people and fun to chat with.
2 February 2017 at 2:52 pm
Robi, They live on the ground.
If you go to the ABC site you can hear a recording of their call.
Dummy here, I don’t know how to put it on the site.
2 February 2017 at 2:41 pm
Thanks Sandi, Gerry would have loved it – I saw another article on them recently but cannot recall where.
AnonymousMember2 February 2017 at 3:07 pm
I’ve read a couple of articles recently about the night parrot Viv:
I do so hope it survives.
2 February 2017 at 3:05 pm
Still coming to terms re Gerry and Geoff. Hasn’t been easy has it.
Thanks Sandi., the pics. of the wildlife topics which you sent, are wonderful. SO nice to chat but whatever room, I am happy.
YLC has started having probs. again, it seems. Drew and Company will fix it 🙂
2 February 2017 at 3:26 pm
Think they have fixed it Phyl. All these names disappeared off my screen when I was reading the posts.
Ray, Innes, Hiker, Barak. not sure who else. Have to work it out from reading the posts.
Knew you would like those sites Phyl. It gives an insight into how much Gerry was doing.
AnonymousMember2 February 2017 at 3:20 pm
So nice of you to continue topics in memory of those who have passed.
AnonymousMember2 February 2017 at 3:20 pm
On this day … February 2
1901 ~ Queen Victoria’s funeral takes place in St. George’s Chapel.
1653 ~ New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York).
and, it’s Groundhog Day (United States and Canada).
2 February 2017 at 3:27 pm
You have a very inquiring mind RnR. Love your pics. and stories.
The above info. is good reading – thank you.
2 February 2017 at 3:31 pm
Always wondered what a Groundhog was and why they had a holiday for it.
Groundhog Day is a traditional holiday originating in the United States that is celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will arrive early, some time before the vernal equinox; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.
Modern customs of the holiday involve early morning celebrations to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow.
2 February 2017 at 3:38 pm
Funny, Sandi. I have seen ‘Groundhog Day’ also, and never knew about it – thanks for the info matey.
Never even seen a pic.
2 February 2017 at 3:41 pm
Has anyone ever heard of baking biscuits – no fat or sugar?
1 cup of raw oats, and 1 large banana beaten together and spoonfulls onto oven tray, into a hot oven for around 10 mins.
Just about to make them I am very skeptical 🙁 🙂
2 February 2017 at 3:49 pm
Let us know how they turn out Phyl. I have a couple of bananas in the freezer to get rid of.