This post is just to show I am still participating rather than a measure of any real progress during February. Due to being away for nearly 2 weeks and the poor weather have hardly added any new species. For the record Thorne now on 166 and Eype 140.
Hopefully a numerically much increased update in a couple of weeks time!
PS Seth re your comments on your blog; I think the whole of the 1000 for 1ksq crew would like to visit Skye. Not certain about the others but I might well manage it later this year - we shall see.
Hi Pete, so you fancy a trip up north? Sounds tempting...ReplyDelete
Not much to look at here apart from snow, ice and gales, so have been going through some of last year's specimens which hadn't been looked at yet. David Notton ID'd a figitid wasp for me today (Callaspidia defonscolombei, no, I'd never heard of it either), so garden list has gone up by 40 since my January post, to 1766. Not bad for a few square yards in Norfolk.
Pete - that'd be amazing if you could, ideally not October though as I have a tendency to head towards Scillies at that time of year. Plenty of interest up here for naturalists, and even more if you're into PSL!ReplyDelete
Tim - my all time 1KSQ list for here (15 months) is only 1030 species, so your almost 1800 is incredible. Clearly I need to get into beetles and flies! Likewise, you'd love it up here - plus I recall mention of a beer from before the Holkham PSL weekend... :)
It would be great if we could have a session on Skye at the same time. I would expect to see 100 lifers in a short space of time (appropriately signposted and labelled naturally). I'd love to collect some flies tooReplyDelete
Ali, if we came up via Dalgety Bay, I could probably add on another 100 lifers - my seashore list (as well as bryophytes etc) ia appalling. Agree that there are some good flies in NW Scotland. Was up there last June but the weather was poor so didn't have the chance to do much insecting.ReplyDelete
I'll have to discuss this all with my social secretary (missus). Would be great if we can make it happen thoughDelete
It would be great to have a co-ordinated visit but what dates??Delete
I am seriously short of holiday allocation available so was thinking of a 4 (possibly 5 day week-end) and with the drive up from Dorset that would only be 2 or 3 days actually on Skye. Summer would be best? So sometime June/July? Not August as Skye gets rather busy. In fact my preference would be last week-end in June before school holidays start.
Pete, I'm free at the end of June/early July so that period would be good for me.Delete
I had in mind maybe driving up on a Friday evening (c.4hrs) to convene around moth traps and maybe heading back Sunday night/Mon. Early July I'm away because of aforementioned school holidays beginning - I have a five year old. I do want to see a big yellow bumble though. The last weekend in June may work for me. Otherwise it would be after about mid JulyReplyDelete
Late to the party, as ever, I've just seen the extent of this discussion. Firstly, regards accommodation. I work in a hotel. We have rooms. But they book out quickly, if you wanna stay here just search Uig Hotel and grab a room! Alternatively The Cowsheds, Uig is just a few minutes walk (and a matter of a few seconds drive) from this hotel. Again, search online. It's cheap as chips, a dorm with bunks is £16 pppn, I think you can hire the entire dorm (6 single bunks) for about £70 per night. Places sell out quickly up here. Plenty of B+Bs locally, but they're booking out fast. Skye has become very popular lately (probably due to all the species I'm finding...haha)ReplyDelete
It would be utterly fantastic to meet up though, PLEASE make this happen, chaps!!!