Monday, 19 January 2015

1/3 of target, coverage map

A couple of forays into the wilds of Cullaloe at the weekend saw new squares producing results and some nice additions. The previously mentioned Plagiothecium undulatum was a nice surprise, but also in the same square Cow's Mercury, a species of Spurge. Also in that corner of the reserve, subject to review and awaiting flowers, a couple of instances of Cowslip, with winged petioles, deeply rogose leaves and hair on both sides. I can't see what else it could be, but I'll keep an eye on it. A fern which was also found there is still under scrutiny and hopefully will be identified, at least at some point in the year. Re-visited species included mosses Sanionia uncinata and Ulota phyllantha.

At 170 species, I'm already over a third of the way to 500 this year. With bryophytes on 85, Fungi on 82 and Vascular plants on 273 one of my hopes is to push the totals for these over, or close to, their respective 100s (100, 100, 300).

The squares producing records so far:

The latest additions:

Radula complanata Even Scalewort
Sanionia uncinata Sickle-leaved Hook-moss
Ulota phyllantha Frizzled Pincushion
Alliaria petiolata Garlic Mustard
Dendrocopos major Great Spotted Woodpecker
Mercurialis perennis Dog's Mercury
Plagiothecium undulatum Waved Silk-moss
Primula veris Cowslip

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