|View to the distant yacht club at the other end of my square|
A few more species which are more or less routine, and with a fair list of birds which ought to be around things are ticking along relatively smoothly. I picked up three species of millipede yesterday but they just kill me. Two I couldn't identify and the other was a juvenile Polydesmus. No idea why I have such a hard time with them. I end up in couplets where I know both answers are nonsense. Maybe I need a different key.
Here are a couple of pics of things that I could identify.
|Coleroa robertiani, very common on Herb Robert|
|Leaf miner Phytomyza chaerophylli|
|The starry Homalothecium sericeum - a common wall dweller|
Equipment feature - a £2 craft box for mosses and small fungi and a pot for catching non-flying inverts courtesy of my local takeaway. Both invaluable!
I also just noticed that today's additions bring the bryophyte total up to the year total for 2017! Still a bit of fishing left in that pond though.
And some numbers ...
|191||moss||Homalothecium sericeum||Silky Wall Feather-moss|
|192||moss||Mnium hornum||Swan's-neck Thyme-Moss|
|193||mollusc||Aegopinella nitidula||Smooth Glass Snail|
|194||diptera||Phytomyza chaerophylli||Cow parsley Leaf Miner|
|197||bird||Larus fuscus||Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|198||bird||Podiceps cristatus||Great Crested Grebe|
|200||moss||Schistidium apocarpum||Sessile Grimmia|
|201||bird||Larus canus||Common Gull|