|239||Cardamine flexuosa||Wavy bittercress||04/04/2014|
|240||Metellina mengei||An orb spider||05/04/2014|
Finally the rain broke to allow a daytime visit worthy of the name. Some nice flowers emerging yet to be ID'd, a Peacock butterfly, and a hoverfly on the path that evaded capture and identification. I did snag a beetle though which I'm hoping to be able to key out myself. Let's see. I have an expert in mind just in case though! Bizarrely I was for the first time in a long time out and about without my camera. Long lens left at home on purpose, compact left at home by accident, and even my mobile phone had been left hidden under a piece of documentation on my desk - disaster! I'll try not to let that happen again.
I have managed to hit 40% of target fungi and 30% of target non-lepidopteran inverts, which I think is pretty good going for early April.
Yesterday's flowers confirmed as Wood Anemone, which I suspected they were, and a pair of Shelduck prospecting this morning before the rain started to come down. Last night spent about an hour in the car park with the moth trap. Everything worked fine, although no moths recorded this time out. A lunchtime visit saw the emergence of Field Horsetail on the banking beside the Anemones, as well as a missed couple of opportunities - a beautiful shiny beetle and a spider that was too quick for me. I also found a small pool next to the old car park (now planted with trees) which was surrounded with Lesser Celandine.
|241||Anemone nemorosa||Wood Anemone||08/04/2014|
|242||Tadorna tadorna||Common Shelduck||09/04/2014|
|243||Equisetum arvense||Field Horsetail||09/04/2014|