Friday, 16 January 2015

Friday roundup

A diary entry for the third Friday of the year. 163 species counted so far and a couple in the box for checking. A few fungi have got away and a couple of bryophytes still need to be checked but already ahead of the January total of 2014!

Today's lunchtime saw a check of Gorse for Byssomerulius corium, which was finally successful on a scabby old plant which has been chopped to keep the path clear. Another corticioid was on there too, but more of that later - should prove straightforward I think as there was one I was already looking for - a Peniophora species maybe (suitably violaceous, or is it pink, or is it white ... ).

Byssomerulius corium

Here are the additions over the last few days:

163 Buteo buteo Buzzard 16/01/2015
162 Byssomerulius corium Netted Crust 16/01/2015
161 Hypnum andoi Mamillate Plait-moss 16/01/2015
160 Septoria arundinacea A fungus on Phragmites 16/01/2015
159 Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black-headed Gull 14/01/2015
158 Columba palumbus Woodpigeon 14/01/2015
157 Galium aparine Cleavers 14/01/2015
156 Larus canus Common Gull 14/01/2015
155 Phragmidium violaceum Violet Bramble Rust 14/01/2015
154 Racomitrium heterostichum Bristly Fringe-moss 14/01/2015
153 Regulus regulus Goldcrest 14/01/2015
152 Teucrium scorodonia Wood Sage 14/01/2015

Remarkably even with this decent tally there are 75 species that were recorded in January last year that I have NOT recorded so far in 2015!

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