Thursday, 27 February 2014

Diary 27th Feb - 5th Mar

27th Feb
Nice spring-ish weather at Cullaloe. Another few leaves in the box for ID, but nothing obviously new and precious few ducks on the water.

I found this in the car park, already lopped off. Pretty, eh? (and doesn't it look like a cultivar? Lots of petals)

Male Fern, Dryopteris filix-mas, also added to the list. Keyed out with Poland

White-legged Snake Millipede, AKA Black millipede, AKA Tachypodoiulus niger turned up from beneath a rock in the woodland. Also the mosses Ulota phyllantha and Rhynchostegium riparioides from compartment 7, the first an epiphyte on Salix sp., the second on the very few rocks in one of the water channels.

Mar 4th
Lunchtime visit turns up Meadowsweet, a common to abundant plant on the reserve (and everywhere else!)

Mar 5th
For the first time in the year I was able to go for half an hour after work, watching the Herring Gulls commute back south to roost as the sky darkened at 6:15pm

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