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DaveR

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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2011, 01:50:06 PM »
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I've often wondered, is it really necessary to cut the grass on the A55, if it was left, would it not become a have for wildlife?
That's a very good point. There's no real need to cut the grass, is there, apart from the usual human obsession with tidiness.

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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2011, 01:52:15 PM »
As has been said it could be a haven for wild life - and the A55 could also be filled with Roadkill.     ZXZ

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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2011, 04:36:14 PM »
I've given up with the A55 lately and have been travelling through Betws yn Rhos down to Glan Conwy Corner, this is a route I used to take years ago before the expressway and although it adds to the journey there's no frustration - and some spectacular views!

I was caught out yesterday at Trefnant for about 35 minutes in a queue at the traffic lights and am now avoiding them by travelling from Denbigh industrial estate past the quarry onto the lower Denbigh road

brumbob

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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2011, 05:01:51 PM »
The A5/A470 is getting more and more tempting for when I come to Llandudno

Yorkie

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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2011, 06:50:03 PM »
An excellent choice BB,  a very nice easy journey with almost empty roads.  You can also hit off up the back road to Llanwrst through Nebo or even up the B5113 and finish up at Bryn y Maen to the West End.

brumbob

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« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2011, 07:27:33 AM »
It just takes up to an hour longer  :(

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« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2011, 12:47:11 PM »
Be careful on those Padog bends Brumbob as they are awful.  I was returning to Llandudno after staying in Shard End in Birmingham and I crashed my car on one of those bends.
I was a lot younger then and driving too fast for the wet conditions but everytime I go past that particular spot the memories come back.



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« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2011, 09:28:30 PM »
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As has been said it could be a haven for wild life - and the A55 could also be filled with Roadkill.     ZXZ

Anyone fancy Badger Pie?    There is certainly enough of them to go around.

I keep hearing about a potential cull to control the badger population, but I think the A55 is doing that job very effectively.

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« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2011, 03:05:27 AM »
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As has been said it could be a haven for wild life - and the A55 could also be filled with Roadkill.     ZXZ

Anyone fancy Badger Pie?    There is certainly enough of them to go around.

I keep hearing about a potential cull to control the badger population, but I think the A55 is doing that job very effectively.


Here's a wonderful way to put dead animals to good use.

Maybe you could sell some Badger foot stools in your shop Fester!
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« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2011, 09:14:18 AM »
talking of squirrels they were teeming around  on the back roads near Cefn Meriadog the other day, must have just woken up!

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« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2011, 02:08:17 PM »
Grey squirrels don't hibernate, only reds.

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« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2011, 03:28:29 PM »
oops, shows what I know! :-}}}

brumbob

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« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2011, 03:32:39 PM »
It's a myth, no squirrels hibernate


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« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2011, 03:45:02 PM »
Looks like an American site Brumbob, I thought Reds do hibernate, but if the weather is suitable will wake briefly, then go back to their Drey if the Temp. drops again ?
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« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2011, 03:56:20 PM »
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will wake briefly, then go back to their Drey if the Temp. drops again ?
Not proper hibernation, like all squirrels and some people, they just have a lie in if it's cold,
if it's a very mild winter you will see both colours of the breed about.