Friday 13th

Friday, May 13th 2016

Thankfully ‘Friday the 13th’did not live up to its name and the day flowed.

We had a few folk in today that were keen to share their photographic eye with us and as a result we are sharing them with you. There were a lot more than I can put on the Blog, but these are a select few from the reserve.

These are possibly Alderfly eggs

A variety of St Marks Fly, male

Brittle Moss

Common Liverwort

Crosswort

Owl Midge

Water Avens

Please remember if you are coming for the Bird Song Breakfast tomorrow, that due to the cold night we are to meet at Foxglove Covert Field Centre at 5am, and not 4.30am…. so enjoy the lay in!
 


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Colin D responded on 14th May 2016 with...

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A few of the things seen cold temperatures after the warm spell did not allow for an extensive invertebrate list Lots to see but here a few things found by Glynne and myself . Thanks to Foxglove Staff and Volunteers for hospitality a really flourishing reserve
Botany in Flower

Marsh Valerian (Valeriana dioica)
Welsh Poppy (Meconopsis cambrica)
Common Dog-Violet (Viola riviniana)
Cuckoo Flower Cardamine pratensis
Thyme-Leaved Speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia) **not slender
Crosswort (Cruciata laevipes)
Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)
Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)
Water Avens (Geum rivale)
Alternate leaved Saxifrage
Wood Sorrel Oxalis acetosella
Blackthorn

Mosses & lichens

Feathered Moss
Rough Stalked Feather Moss
Cypress Leaved Plait Moss
Bifid Crestwort (Lophocolea bidentata)
Common Liverwort, Pellia epiphylla
Lichen Xanthoria parietina
Oak Moss Evernia prunastri
Algae (Trentepohlia aurea)

Invertebrates

Feathered Bright (Incurvaria masculella) Micro Moth
Alder Fly Sialis sp ( Eggs)
Gorse Weevil Exapion ulicis
Craneflt Tipula sp TBC
Bibio marci
Bibio leucopterus
Psychodidae   -  difficult to ID
Ichneuom Wasp - difficult to ID

 

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