In the water meadows south of the Castle yesterday:
337 - Lesser Spearwort Ranunculus flammula (left) Expected to find this plant way back but must have walked straight past a decent patch of it many times over the past few weeks.
338 - Marsh Bedstraw Galium palustre in amongst the Soft and .....
339 - Hard Rush Juncus inflexus
340 - Dust Lichen Lepraria incana I found this a week or two back and have also seen it recently elsewhere around the square but only just ID'd it. Doesn't like sun or rain apparently .... this one was hiding under an overhang in the bank near the workshop but I also saw it around the base of a smallish tree growing out of the same sheltered, shaded bank.
341 - Lady’s Bedstraw Galium verum .... now pushing up through the parking area and wild flower banks at my plot, despite the winter chill.
Up to 341 species ...... but I'd better deduct the Ivy-leaved or Round-leaved Water Crowfoot from last time - at least until the flowers appear. So back to 340 species. Doh!
Sorry Mike.. lepraria incana is an aggregate.. Most lichenoligists give these green dusty sterile crusts a wide berth. Unless you've been practising thin layer chromatography ?ReplyDelete
But don't be disheartened Mike, check all the Lepraria you come across for Infurcitinea argentimaculella larval tubes. I've proved it to be common and widespread in Surrey, it's just massively overlooked. Wouldn't mind betting it would be "new" to your square if you do find it :)ReplyDelete
Check this page - http://www.sequella.co.uk/uklepidoptera/systematic_list/Tineidae/203.html
Cheers to both .... will have a look at those links ta! Guess I was due a dodgy lichen ID - almost got the full set now. Just trawling through my pending bird ID's to double check on the Alpine Chough. Had a feeling the Rooks in the rookery next door were taking the mick! Fungi? .... am I 100% on fungi still? Aaarrgh .... dammit! Seth - I'm sure there were some near-naked female mud wrestlers in TQ6410 the other day - but I could be mistaken ....Delete