A blustery couple of days with no new additions but lots of emerging greenery. Should lead to a sudden jump of vascular plant recording shortly I predict.
Hairy Bitter-cress, Cardamine hirsuta, beginning to flower on the path. A first for me, although a common enough plant. NBN shows it just about everywhere, and I have seen it before in lots of places. At least, I suppose I have. There seem to be other candidates that could confuse without close inspection.
Dropped into the reserve during a sunny lunchtime. Picked up a couple of mosses for closer inspection, but I'm sure they're already listed. The green shoots (... of recovery ...) are well advanced now, and I'll be able to add some of those shortly I hope. The water was strangely quiet with a few Coot and a couple of Tufty hanging about
A few vegetative additions this morning. Better to get the ones I know out of the way before I have to start keying out plants en masse! I also have a couple of Rumex spp. (Dock/Sorrel) to check out and a thistle leaf which should be identifiable - should I be embarrassed not to know already? Feels like it.
|178||Taraxacum officinale agg.||Dandelion|
|180||Plantago lanceolata||Ribwort Plantain|