Thursday, 22 May 2014

Diary 21-27 May

21st May
The Vascular plant ball keeps rolling along with the additon of 5 vascular plants -

337 Hydrocotyle vulgaris Marsh Pennywort 21/05/2014
336 Listera ovata Common Twayblade 21/05/2014
335 Lotus Bird's-Foot-Trefoil 21/05/2014
334 Medicago lupulina Black Medick 21/05/2014
333 Sorbus aucuparia Rowan 21/05/2014

22nd May
Aspen added to the list. Maybe there are other species I deliberately didn't add earlier in the year. I'll have to check. I may be missing other equally obvious species (like yesterday's Rowan). The reserve is looking green all over now,and I will have to also visit some of the remoter corners to cover odd individual plants (and fungi) that hide in secluded spits, like the Flowering Currant I found hidden away in cpt 2. I'd like to track down a Marsh Violet, and also extend the search for pond-edge plants I'm sure to be missing.

With 338 species in the bag, the new targets, with some allowance for some of the list that may be reviewed (deleted!) or are only identified to genus, the targets now look like this:

Bird 18

Vascular plant 46
Fungus 26

Lepidoptera 70
Diptera 5

Invert other 5

Total 170

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