Special Brew, Tennent's Super, Bulmers Pear Cider, Fosters, Strongbow - all the classy stuff
Amongst the new flowering plants was an unexpected garden 'escape'. I use the term escape tenuously, as I fail to see how Crocus can escape as such. More likely it's been inadvertently dumped at some point with fly-tipped garden waste. Still I can't really be sure and it's more that 2m from the nearest garden - thems the rules and I have no conscience.
I also found another 'escape' but have made no attempt to get it to anything but agg.
Just left of the gate
Much more appreciated were a few flowering spikes of this ..
New vertebrates since my last post have been Common Frog in the garden, Grey Heron last week over the house and Mallard today whilst out, and today Minnow seen in the local brook (which I fully intend to dip when I can be arsed).
Whilst I am including the odd garden escape flowering plant, I have no intention of ticking 'signs' and 'dead stuff'. For instance, today I found these very intriguing footprints by the brook - maybe a hoped for Water Vole?? (click for bigger and tell me what it really is)
I also found a freshly excavated Mole hill, and my second Badger for the square this year ....
Sadly even less tickable than the last one, as at least that was Badger-shaped and had the rib cage inside rather than 2m further down the road. The pan species lister in me got briefly enthused at the thought of various carcass-feeding inverts - but a freshly and naturally dead carcass would be better I suppose.
|agg.||Narcissus agg.||Cultivated Daffodil||03/04/2013|
|194||Ficaria verna||Lesser Celandine||03/04/2013|
|193||Crocus vernus||Spring Crocus||03/04/2013|
|192||Veronica persica||Common Field-speedwell||03/04/2013|
|191||Vespula vulgaris||Common Wasp||03/04/2013|
|189||Ardea cinerea||Grey Heron||27/03/2013|
|188||Rana temporaria||Common Frog||18/03/2013|