Birma wrote:Hi Yildiz, we'll done for discovering the names of so many of the winged and nearly winged creatures!
Very interesting about the meadow brown mimicking the Door Mouse. Door Mice are quite rare now in the UK and I've never seen one in the wild. It is impossible to not see them as 'cute' in pictures though.
Birma wrote:Hi Yildiz, by chance I listened to a programme about Door Mice just the other day . Apparently the "Door" is an English corruption of the French 'dormir' for sleep. The Door Mouse hibernates for up to 7 months in the UK to conserve energy when its main food stuffs are hard to find, hence its reputation for sleepiness. If you are familiar with Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland you may remember the Door Mouse falling asleep in the teapot at the Mad Hatter's tea party .
Who would think we would get to the Mad Hatter's tea-party from a butterfly!
Wow. I thought I was participating in a challenge. Who knew it would be challenging lesson (to learn).
Thank you for the identification and narratives to go with it and yes, who thought we would leap from
butterflys to fiction.The whole experience is a fascinating learning experience for me. Thank you a million.
With best regards,
Congratulations to Marcell - that damsel fly looks like it was carved from jem stone - the wings are lovely; a deserved winner.
Thank you very much for the kind words about my Meadow Brown, Yildiz. It is also great know the Field Mouse / Door Mouse connection.
We are all very lucky for the massive amount of work you put in to the challenges - a big thank you from me!
sury wrote:I echo Andy's sentiments.
Once again thank you for putting massive amount of time and energy into the process, Yildiz.
As for delay, no apologies needed, IMHO. The details you provided to me means it just takes that
much time. It is like cooking rice, increasing heat does not make it cook any faster.
With best regards,
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