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Grrrr Balloons! And a beehive check

I’ve written about balloons and how they damage the environment. But today I’m back on it.

We went to check hive 3. The beautiful blue hive in an eco garden.

The garden has really developed now.

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As you can see, the wild flowers have grown and spread and the garden feels really peaceful and natural.

The bees and butterflies obviously think so too.

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We checked the hive but the weather was a little stormy. So not a good time to disturb a hive.

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But then I saw it.

There on the water.

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A gleaming, glistening balloon. Not in a location for parties at all!

And out of reach!

I hope this image clarifies that balloons should never be allowed outside!

But then at the allotment we met a neighbour from our own street. At the annual street party they hold a competition where balloons are launched by the children and they hope the finder will send a message back.

Last year we found out about this and protested about the environmental impact but they insisted that it should go ahead because the children like it! Grrr!

What do you think we should do this year?

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The sign says ‘bee ware!’

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11 comments on “Grrrr Balloons! And a beehive check

  1. silverbells2012
    July 21, 2014

    Children can enjoy other things and it is sending out the wrong message to them anyway if this activity goes ahead!

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  2. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 21, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Lovely post Liz have a blessed day

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  3. TheDigger
    July 21, 2014

    Argh, I hate those balloon releases- yay, littering on a mass scale! Still, at least it’s not those floating lantern things. Have they been banned yet?

    The wildlife garden looks beautiful 🙂

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    • lizard100
      July 21, 2014

      Thanks. The balloons kill wildlife, so do the lanterns. Humanity us one big litterbug.

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  4. Expat Eye
    July 21, 2014

    Let them play kiss chase instead. I always enjoyed that 😉

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  5. tootlepedal
    July 22, 2014

    Get busy with a bow and arrow near the release site.

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    • lizard100
      July 22, 2014

      Now we have bows and arrows. Hand made and traditional. That’s perfect!

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  6. Rambling Woods
    July 23, 2014

    Oh we are forever taking these and other things out of the pond

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