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THIS TIME LAST YEAR

MY 2022

Pet Hates

LAND YEO MAINTENANCE AND ENHANCEMENT

Bottle Tracking

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THIS TIME LAST YEAR

 

JUNE 2021

 

June's Weather with 33.1mm of rainfall and 18 rain free days was considerably drier, warmer, less windy and less cloudy than May 2021.

June 28 was the wettest day with 9.1mm of rainfall.

 

June's average daily low temperature was 12.55C.

June's average daily temperature was 16.53C.

June's average daily high temperature was 21.07C.

June 01 produced the highest average daily temperature of 20.1C.

June 23 produced the lowest temperature of 8.0C Min.

June 13 produced the highest temperature of 28.0C Max.

 

June's average wind direction was from the South with a daily average wind speed of 2.18 MPH.

June's average daily wind gust was 2.64 MPH.

June 27 produced the highest wind gust at a speed of 22.31 MPH.

 

June's average daily UV Index was 5.26.

June 19 produced the months last lowest daily UV Index of 2.1.

June 03 produced the months last highest daily UV Index of 6..

 

 

JUNE 2021

 

Diary Entry June 30 Weather 11.7C Min, 23.4C Max, Sunny periods, winds from the West, North West at 1.05 MPH gusting to 14.5 Max with no rain.

 

The first appearance of a Cinnabar Moth in the garden this year.

 

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Diary Entry June 17 Weather 14.9C Min, 22.1C Max, Sunny periods with rain showers, winds from the West, North West at 1.10 MPH gusting to 10.0 Max with 3.05mm of rain.

 

The first appearance of a Large Skipper in the garden this year.

 

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Diary Entry June 13 Weather 13.0C Min, 28.0C Max, Sunny periods with winds from the North West at 1.00 MPH gusting to 7.8 Max with no rain, the hottest day of the year so far

 

The first appearance of a Emerald Damselfly in the garden this year.

 

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Diary Entry June 08 Weather 9.5C Min, 22.1C Max, Sunny periods with winds from the West, North West at 1.06 MPH gusting to 10.2 Max with no rain.

 

The first appearance of a Broad Bodied Chaser in the garden this year.

 

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Diary Entry June 07 Weather 11.8C Min, 19.9C Max, Sunny with winds from the West at 1.43 MPH gusting to 9.80 Max with no rain.

 

The first appearance of a Badger in the garden since 26 July 2012 which was caught on camera overnight by the garden camera trap .

 

 

Diary Entry June 02 Weather 14.1C Min, 24.7C Max, Sunny with rain showers, winds from the North East at 1.55 MPH gusting to 10.5 Max with 3.80mm of  rain.

 

First appearance of a Hairy Dragonfly in the garden this year.

 

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Not seen in the garden since 25 July 2019 the first appearance of a Slow Worm in the garden this year was a welcome surprise.

 

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MY 2022

 

The Year Weatherwise 2022

A total of 230.3 mm of rainfall and 88 rain free days.

The wettest day of the year was February 15 recorded with 17.02mm of rainfall.

The wettest month being February with 72.13mm of rain.

The driest month being April with 20.82mm of rain.

 

The years warmest day with a temperature of 17.0C was recorded on May 17.

The years coldest day with a temperature of 1.2C was recorded on January 13.

The years highest temperature of 23.6C was recorded May 17.

The years lowest temperature of -3.3C was recorded on January 21.

 

The years average daily wind direction is from the South.

The years highest sustained wind speed was recorded at 42.87MPH on February 18.

The years highest wind gust was recorded at 57.73MPH on February 18.

 

The years daily average UV Index is 3.46.

The years last lowest UV Index of 0 was last recorded on March 01.

The years highest UV Index of 8.2 was last recorded on April 13.

 

 

JANUARY 2022

A New Years Day party of Pintails at Catcott Nature Reserve, Somerset.

 

January's Weather with 44.4mm of rainfall and 16 rain free days January was drier, warmer, less windy but brighter than December 2021.

January 08 was the wettest day with 10.67mm of rainfall.

 

January's average daily low temperature was 2.7C.

January's average daily temperature was 5.8C.

January's average daily high temperature was 8.7C.

January's lowest daily average of 1.2C was produced on January 13.

January's highest daily average of 13.2C was produced on January 01.

January 21 produced the lowest temperature of -3.3C Min.

January 01 produced the highest temperature of 14.7C Max.

 

January's Average wind direction was from the South West with a daily average wind speed of 2.5MPH.

January's average daily wind gust was 2.7MPH.

January 31 produced the highest wind gust at a speed of 24.8MPH.

 

January's average daily UV Index was 0.84.

January 25 produced the months last daily low UV Index of 0.0.

January 31 produced the months last daily high UV Index of 2.0.

 

 

FEBUARY 2022

A marvellous Mandarin on the Land Yeo adjacent my garden in Clevedon, North Somerset.

 

February's Weather with 72.1mm of rainfall and 12 rain free days February was wetter, warmer, windier and brighter than January.

February 15 was the wettest day with 17.02mm of rainfall.

 

February's average daily low temperature was 5.3C.

February's average daily temperature was 8.1C.

February's average daily high temperature was 10.7C.

February's lowest daily average of 4.6C was produced on February 11.

February's highest daily average of 10.9C was produced on February 16.

February 21 produced the lowest temperature of -0.1C Min.

February 27 produced the highest temperature of 12.4C Max.

 

February's Average wind direction was from the West, South West with a daily average wind speed of 7.3MPH.

February's average daily wind gust was 8.3MPH.

February 18 produced the highest wind gust at a speed of 57.7MPH.

 

February's average daily UV Index was 1.77.

February 13 produced the months last daily low UV Index of 0.0.

February 25 produced the months last daily high UV Index of 3.6.

 

 

MARCH 2022

Butterflies in flight again over the Somerset Levels and my garden in Clevedon, North Somerset.

 

March's Weather with 49.2mm of rainfall and 20 rain free days was drier, warmer, less windy but brighter than February.

March 16 was the wettest day with 10.67mm of rainfall.

 

March's average daily low temperature was 4.9C.

March's average daily temperature was 8.8C.

March's average daily high temperature was 13.2C.

March's lowest daily average of 4.4C was produced on March 31.

March's highest daily average of 12.7C was produced on March 22.

March 08 produced the lowest temperature of 1.4C Min.

March 23 produced the highest temperature of 19.6C Max.

 

March's Average wind direction was from the East with a daily average wind speed of 4.5MPH.

March's average daily wind gust was 4.8MPH.

March 1 produced the highest wind gust at a speed of 28.4MPH.

 

March's average daily UV Index was 3.96.

March 1 produced the months last daily low UV Index of 0.

March 31 produced the months last daily high UV Index of 7.4.

 

 

APRIL 2022

Bats, Butterflies and Hirundines in flight again over my garden in Clevedon, North Somerset.

 

April's Weather with 20.8mm of rainfall and 22 rain free days was drier, warmer, windier but brighter than March.

April 06 was the wettest day with 7.6mm of rainfall.

 

April's average daily low temperature was 6.10C.

April's average daily temperature was 10.38C.

April's average daily high temperature was 15.02C.

April's lowest daily average of 4.6C was produced on April 02.

April's highest daily average of 13.9C was produced on April 16.

April 03 produced the lowest temperature of -1.2C Min.

April 16 produced the highest temperature of 20.4C Max.

 

April's Average wind direction was from the South, South East with a daily average wind speed of 4.7MPH.

April's average daily wind gust was 5.1MPH.

April 07 produced the highest wind gust at a speed of 31.9MPH.

 

April's average daily UV Index was 5.05.

April 27 produced the months last daily low UV Index of 2.4.

April 13 produced the months last daily high UV Index of 8.2.

 

 

MAY 2022

A Painted Lady nectaring and a Robin nest building in my garden in Clevedon, North Somerset.

 

May's Weather with 43.68mm of rainfall and 18 rain free days was wetter, warmer, less windy but duller than April.

May 11 was the wettest day with 11.2mm of rainfall.

 

May's average daily low temperature was 11.37C.

May's average daily temperature was 14.45C.

May's average daily high temperature was 18.29C.

May's lowest daily average of 10.7C was produced on May 01.

May's highest daily average of 17.0C was produced on May 17.

May 05 produced the lowest temperature of 7.5C Min.

May 17 produced the highest temperature of 23.6C Max.

 

May's Average wind direction was from the South, South West with a daily average wind speed of 4.2MPH.

May's average daily wind gust was 4.5MPH.

May 26 produced the highest wind gust at a speed of 21.1MPH.

 

May's average daily UV Index was 5.58.

May 01 produced the months last daily low UV Index of 1.6.

May 12 produced the months last daily high UV Index of 6.90.

 

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PET HATES

I don't dislike cats but I hate their habits. They prowl gardens stalking and killing wildlife, fouling any cultivated garden area turning it into a minefield and making working in the garden at times an unpleasant experience.

Drivers who 'tailgate' to intimidate others into driving faster than they wish. Private Hire and Taxi drivers particularly in Bristol seem to be prone to this trait. From my observations they also appear to think that they have a dispensation which allows them to exceed speed limits.

Drivers who park on double yellow lines and the failure of authorities (having spent my taxes to locate them) to police the parking restrictions.

The number of 'potholes' in roads and if we are lucky their eventual ineffective repair.

Anonymous Community Speed Watch persons who in the interests of road safety stand behind their inappropriately parked vehicles in potholed and crumbling roads and point their 'gun' at cars driving well within the legal speed limit. Community Speed Watch persons, Local Authorities and Police Constabularies please examine your own contributions towards road safety.

Horse riders and cyclists who seem to think it is necessary to ride two abreast and obstruct other road users when they don't even pay for the privilege.

Cyclists who cycle on footpaths and roads during the hours of darkness without showing lights and having any means of warning of their presence.

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LAND YEO MAINTENANCE AND ENHANCEMENT

First Published May 2004 Revised August 2018

Any organisation working on, in, from or indeed using the river should be more considerate of the riverside owners and their riparian rights. Before the Environment Agency took more of an interest in the Land Yeo and the establishment of 'Land Yeo Friends' I had been maintaining and improving the river bank adjacent to my property. Yet, without consultation someone planted reeds along a stretch of the river bank which I own and to which I have riparian rights. Luckily the Mute Swans made quick work of rooting them out although a few remain to this day. On another occasion the much needed task of cutting back brambles overgrowing the river bank opposite the one I maintain was undertaken by someone who left some of the bramble cuttings on my bank for me to deal with. If anyone working on, in, from or using the river wishes to gain more friends and support then it's time they started communicating with affected riverside owners and those with riparian rights before they undertake activities likely to have an effect on them.

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BOTTLE TRACKING

Bottle Identification    My Find

Date Launched          Unknown

Time Launched          Unknown             

Location of Launch         Clevedon Pier, Clevedon, North Somerset, England.

Date Found             09-08-2012

Location Found          Kingston Seymour Sea Defences, North Somerset, England.

Distance Travelled          5km

Date of Re-Launch        19-08-2012

Time of Re-Launch         09:28

Location of Re-Launch   Sand Point Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, England.

 

Bottle Identification    Master

DateLaunched          19-08-2012

Time Launched         09:28

Location of Launch     Sand Point, Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, England.

 

 

Bottle Identification   1

Date Launched         27-08-2012

Time Launched         16:00

Location of Launch     Kingston Seymour Sea Defences North Somerset, England.

 

Bottle Identification   2

Date Launched         27-08-2012

Time Launched         16:00             

Location of Launch     Kingston Seymour Sea Defences North Somerset, England.

 

Bottle Identification    3

Date Launched         02-09-2012

Time Launched         09:15

Location of Launch      Sand Point, Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, England.

 

 

Bottle Identification    4

Date Launched         02-09-2012

Time Launched         09:15

Location of Launch     Sand Point, Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, England.

Date Found            14-10-2012

Location Found         Sand Bay, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset, England.

Distance Traveled      0km

Date of Re-Launch       ?

Time of Re-Launch       ?

Location of Re-Launch    ?

 

 

Bottle Identification    5

Date Launched         28-04-2013

Time Launched         12:47

Location of Launch      Kingston Seymour Sea Defences, Congresbury Yeo Outfall, North Somerset, England.

 

 

Bottle Identification     6

Date Launched          28-0402013

Time Launched          12:55

Location of Launch      Kingston Seymour Sea Defences, Congresbury Yeo Outfall, North Somerset, England.

 

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