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Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Richard » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:52 pm

Hello everyone,

Just been to work,i was looking at the tv guides for next week.In the Mail on Sunday tv guide for Tuesday it shows a picture of a Melocactus with 2 lizards on it.The pick of the day is called Wild Caribbean on Tuesday 21:00 on BBC2.It is about the wildlife and plantsin the Caribbean,it is going to show a island called Bonaire which has little to eat but cactus fruit for the lizards to feed on.So it may show some plants and the environment they live in.

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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Vic » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:55 pm

Sounds good Richard, we'll be at the branch meet so will have to tape it.
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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Richard » Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:01 pm

Hi Vic,

Want a day to show it.It shows you that the BBC do not think of Birmingham branch when showing progammes,may have to write to them and conplain.

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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Julie » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:56 pm

Nor those who share a house/telly with "film on 5" addicts. ;)
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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Maria J » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:50 pm

Thanks Richard! I will definitely watch it.
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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Julie » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:51 pm

Maria, tell us about the good bits. :)
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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Vic » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:57 pm

Nobody watch it and see the lizards eating the Melocacti fruit.

Anyone know what the cereus was?

On again next week.
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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Colin Walker » Fri Jan 19, 2007 8:23 am

Hi Vic,

Unfortunately I didn't see the prog., but if the cereoid was a native it's unlikely to have been Cereus because my recollection is that this genus isn't native to the Caribbean region. More likely to be a Pilosocereus. Do you know which island(s) we're talking about?

Did any agaves features by any chance, 'cos there are quite few species recorded from the Caribbean?
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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Vic » Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:23 pm

Hi Colin,

Yes possibly Pilosocereus. I can't remember the name of that particular island so will have to watch it again.

I did notice some Agave type plants in some of the aerial footage etc.
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Re: Wild Caribbean on BBC2

Post by Julie » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:48 pm

I just saw a programme on the Caribbean where a lizard ate cacti fruit... must be the same one.

The time between repeats is getting shorter and shorter!
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