Friday, 5 June 2015

467 versus 392

On this date last year I was at species 392. Today I am species 467 with some pots to empty and identify. Much of the advance has been made in being able to quickly recognise species I recorded last year, which gave me a head start on looking for new things this year. Amazingly almost 100 of the species recorded to this point last year - fully a quarter, have not been recorded this year. Unsurprisingly many of these are bryophytes, since we covered the ground well with a team last year. Those bryopytes are still out there though, and I may try to tick a few off in the winter months.

Here's a selection from the burgeoning wildflower display today

Meadow Thistle


Blue Water Speedwell

Water Crowfoot

Cat's Ear

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