Looks like things are starting to warm up. The garden pond now defrosts through the day, still no frogs though. Got myself up to 226...Viewed the first 2 from the car on someones garden bird feeder.
201 Garrulus glandarius - Jay
202 Sciurus carolinensis - Squirrel
quick nose about behind the local fuel station edgeland. Hoping for
Ghost slug which can be found fairly easily here. This cold is probably
keeping them underground as i've yet to find any this year. Checked the
small water filled ditch for signs of Frog, not a sniff. Did find a few
203 Plantago major - (Plantain) Found on the "footpath" in.
204 Lemna minor - Duckweed
205 Mentha aquatica - Mint
206 Typha latifolia - Reedmace
207 Iris pseudacorus - Iris
208 Daldinia concentrica - Fungus
209 Ardea cinerea - (Heron) Sitting on a low branch over the river that acts as a boundary for site.
210 Daedaleopsis confragosa - (Fungus) One very slug damaged specimen on decaying Willow.
211 Potentilla sterilis - (Barren Strawberry) Growing in the cracks of the steps of the old building that's still standing.
212 Polypodium interjectum - Fern
213 Conocephalum conicum - Liverwort
214 Heracleum sphondylium - Hogweed
215 Tinea pellionella - (Moth) First moth of the year, found in my mates
kitchen...he wasn't to happy when i told him what it was.
216 Periparus ater - (Coal Tit) Several hunting about in the garden hedge.
A quick visit today to one of the small quarries in the area, regularly
nested by Kestrels. Hopefully the rock climbers that has recently rigged
this place won't disturb them from nesting this year.
217 Sabacon viscayanum ramblaianum - (Harvestman) This harvestman has to
be one of my favorites with those quirky Pedipalps. They seem to favour
the more shadier spots. I usually find them under stone or board that's
got good contact with bare earth...(photo taken last year)
218 Rubus idaeus - Raspberry
219 Piptoporus betulinus - Fungus
220 Neuroterus quercusbaccarum - (Spangle Gall) Plenty blown under some of
the larger stones. First time for me to open one up, contained withing
was an adult wasp which did not survive the ordeal.
221 Ribes uva-crispa - Gooseberry
222 Rumex acetosa - Sorrel
223 Cladonia coniocraea - (Lichen) Farily abundant on the fence posts around the perimeter of quarry.
224 Hypoxylon fuscum - Hazel Woundwort
225 Polydesmus angustus - (Millipede) Adult male found...
226 Melogona scutellaris - (Millipede) Adult female found...