Sunday, March 3, 2013

SX9192 - Still rather behind


Back in February.. once we did know we were going to have a go at this, we set out down the graveyard and across the river to check the rough ground one afternoon. This was quite a sobering introduction to the best habitat we had available to us..

10 Home Sapiens Human
11 Bellis perennis Daisy
12 Parietaria judaica Pellitory-of-the-wall
13 Cymbalaria muralis Ivy-leaved Toadflax
14 Euphorbia peplus Petty Spurge
15 Diploicia canescens A lichen
16 Phyllitis scolopendrium Hart's Tongue Fern
17 Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort
18 Coccus hesperidum Brown Soft Scale
19 Larus Argentatus European Herring Gull
20 Geranium robertianum Herb Robert
21 Flavoparmelia caperata A lichen
22 Xanthoria parietina A lichen
23 Physcia adscendens A lichen
24 Lecanora chlarotera A lichen
25 Lecidella elaeochroma A lichen
26 Melanelixia subaurifera A lichen
27 Physconia grisea A lichen
28 Punctelia subrudecta A lichen
29 Ramalina fastigiata Fanfare of Trumpets
30 Parmelia sulcata A lichen
31 Physcia tenella A lichen
32 Primula vulgaris Primrose
33 Homalothecium sericeum Silky-wall Feather Moss
34 salticus scenicus Zebra Spider
35 Ranunculus ficaria Lesser Celandine
36 Sciurus carolinensis Grey Squirrel
37 Arum maculatum Lords and Ladies
38 Sitta europaea Nuthatch
39 Ramularia Rubella Dock Rust
40 Lithobius forficatus A centipede
41 Porcellio scaber Common Rough Woodlouse
42 Geum urbanum Herb Bennet
43 Discus rotundatus Discus Snail
44 Trametes versicolor Turkey tail
45 Regulus regulus Goldcrest
46 Cyanistes caeruleus Blue Tit
47 Aegithalos caudatus Long-tailed Tit
48 Erithacus rubecula Robin
49 Carduelis carduelis Goldfinch
50 Turdus merula Blackbird
51 Columba palumbus Woodpigeon
52 Larus Ridibundus Black-headed Gull
53 Buddleja davidii Buddleja
54 Ilex aquifolium Holly
55 Umbilicus rupestris Navelwort
56 Asplenium ruta-muraria Wall Rue
57 Melanelixia fuliginosa A lichen
58 Caloplaca crenularia A lichen
59 Lecanora muralis A lichen
60 Columba livia Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon
61 Collema auriforme A lichen
62 Taxus baccata Yew
63 Lunularia cruciata Crescent-cup Liverwort
64 Grimmia pulvinata Grey cushioned grimmia
65 Alnus glutinosa Alder
66 Senecio vulgaris Groundsel
67 Lamium purpureum Red Dead-nettle
68 Achillea millefolium Yarrow
69 Veronica persica Common Field Speedwell
70 Helix aspersa Garden snail
71 Urtica dioica Stinging Nettle
72 Fraxinus excelsior Ash
73 Physcia aipolia A lichen
74 Cygnus olor Mute Swan
75 Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
76 Salicornia obscura elder
77 Leptospheria acuta Nettle Volcano
78 Allium ursinum Ramsons
79 Silene dioica Red Campion
80 Parmotrema perlatum A lichen
81 Evernia prunastri Oak Moss
82 Hypogymnia physodes A lichen
83 Prunus spinosa Blackthorn
84 Crataegus monogyna Common Hawthorn
85 Troglodytes troglodytes Wren
86 Parus major Great Tit
87 Daldinia concentrica Cramp balls
88 Auricularia auricula-judae Jelly Ear
89 Hyperphyscia adglutinata A lichen
90 Phaeophyscia orbicularis A lichen
91 Carduelis chloris Greenfinch
92 Heracleum sphondylium Hogweed
93 Hypotrachyna revoluta A lichen
94 Corvus corone Carrion Crow
95 Galium aparine Goose-grass
96 Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain
97 Motacilla alba yarrellii Pied Wagtail
98 Corvus monedula Jackdaw
Nicola was less than impressed with missing the following as it flew over the road from the leat to the river..
99 Alcedo atthis Kingfisher
100 Dactylis glomerata Cock's-foot
101 Arabidopsis thaliana Thale Cress
102 Flammulina velutipes Velvet shank

There's a few things missing from the list, phragmidium, almost certainly violaceum, polypody (probably vulgare) and ivy (tetraploid wha? gah!)

And an 'ant' found scurrying across a bare wall is a wingless wasp, possibly galea..

Matt

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