A misty day and easterlies meant some Guillemots were feeding off the small harbour wall but still no gannets, no fulmar, no Little Auk, no LT Duck, no Phalaropes ... this wish list should be getting 2nd nature by now!
I have managed to get a few things and I surely have enough in the store cupboard to clearly leap the halfway point. a few things I thought were bankers turned out to be not what I thought, including my first slug dissection. Is it Deroceras reticulatum or D.agreste? Oh, it;s exciting ... oh, it looks like it's D.invadens. I think. That one to be referred but not clearly what I thought it was anyway.
At the third time of asking I found my favourite "ground" beetle, the arboreal Dromius quadromaculatus, with a session of head-torching. The usual things were on trunks but there are far less isopods and no isopod hunting spiders (so far). This square also seems to have no pill bugs, which makes me think the other square is more calcareous or something of that nature.
Anyway, I had hoped this lot would be enough to go over 500 but it's not! 499! It'll be today though unless something bizarre happens.
|492||flowering plant||Mercurialis perennis||Dog's Mercury|
|493||coleoptera||Dromius quadromaculatus||A ground beetle|
|494||*||annelid||Eiseniella tetraedra||An earthworm|
|495||mollusc||Tandonia sowerbyi||Sowerby's Keeled Slug|
|496||spider||Nuctenea umbratica||Walnut Orb-weaver|
|497||spider||Zygiella x-notata||A spider|
|498||lep-moth||Agonopterix heracliana||A micro moth|
|499||lep-moth||Orthosia gothica||Hebrew Character|