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!|
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|