Thursday, March 15, 2018

Skye - Seashore Fun

Took myself down to the beach today (stayed well away from The Ravine of Death, see my blog detailing yesterday's antics here) and managed to pick up a handful of additions for the tally. 

Drinker Moth caterpillar - waiting for some sunshine
Ruby Tiger caterpillar - off in search of some sunshine
Collemopsidium foveolatum - a lichen found on barnacle plates, would you believe!
Talking of barnacles....

Throw in a couple more lichens and bryophytes and my running tally stands at 440 species. I have samples in pots awaiting inspection, maybe I could bump it up a bit nearer to 450 by tomorrow. This time last year I'd just hit 400. 

Here's one from last week that I inadvertently missed off the list

Water Cricket Velia caprai in a pool by the river


  1. Wow what a great looking insect - hope they are still around in June.
    And go careful with your rock climbing!

  2. Didn't expect to see the Velia so early. I better keep an eye out. Plenty time to hit 500 before end of month. Especially if it could be so kind as to stop being winter. Plenty snow on the hills down here this morning as I froze my ass off not seeing any new seabirds!