Saturday, February 2, 2013

On getting stuck

Good day today with 9 new species bringing the total up to 122 (but still a pile of unidentified mosses to vex me). Did a lot of turning things over and found the Pill Millipede Glomeris marginata and the centipede Cryptops hortensis:

G. marginata

C. hortensis
 I also found lots of little white Collembola which various sites suggest are Protaphorura armata.

Then I got lost in mosses - managed to get Thamnobryum alopecorum quite easily but the rest evaded me (at least for now):
Fissidens (taxifolius?)

? - not getting anywhere at all on this one
Coal Tit, Yellowhammer, Lesser Celandine and King Alfred's Cakes were the best of the rest.

1 comment:

  1. This will probably disappear into the ether having just noticed this while seeing if anyone else had come across a Fissidens. You'd need to look at the margins of the leaves for the former (under a microscope preferably).

    The second pic however is probably Funaria hygrometrica or one of the other few members of Funariales if they're in your area.