Saturday, 17 January 2015

New moss! Plagiothecium undulatum

Unexpected this morning when I left the house, but new places are the best bet for new species. A brief wander round the NW corner of the reserve produced several new species for the year and several for the reserve list. Plagiothecium undulatum is a new moss for the list - one more step to the big 100. Also approaching the 100, and hopefully to be broken this year is the fungus list. With luck 2 or 3 will make it onto the list from the contents of my collecting box. Also up were the first Garlic Mustard leaves of the year that I've seen, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker

168, with several unknown fungi, an unknown fern and an unknown vascular plant under investigation.

Also for the second time in the last few days were a number of Common Gulls hanging around the pond

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