Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Dalgety Bay - "We are all made of stars ...

... but some of us are looking at the gutter" as Oscar Wilde said. Or something like that.

Amazingly, additional bryophytes continue to get on the list, and the arrival of a bit of spring weather has also brought out all manner of creeping and green things. I'll be at 600 before there are leaves on the trees, which is amazing. Probably tomorrow at this rate.


Barbula sardoa

Myrmica rubra ruginodis

Pachygnatha degeeri

Sepsis fulgens

578 flowering plant Conopodium majus Pignut
579 flowering plant Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet
580 flowering plant Myosotis sylvatica Wood Forget-me-not
581 bird Phylloscopus collybita Chiffchaff
582 flowering plant Potentilla anserina Silverweed
583 spider Metellina mengei A spider
584 spider Pachygnathus degeeri A spider
585 diptera Sepsis fulgens A Sepsid Fly
586 flowering plant Sonchus oleraceus Smooth Sow-thistle
587 ant Myrmica ruginodis (corrected) Red Ant
588 moss Barbula sardoa A moss
589 flowering plant Primula veris  Cowslip


  1. An ant! Haven't seen one of those this year yet. Another few days of cold haar down here at the moment, so still suffering from severe lack of warmth. Looking forward to a masterclass on Bryology in due course...

    1. Damned cold up here this morning. Moth trap all but empty. All this haar still hasn't brought more than Kittiwakes and larger auks either, although I've got no complaints on the bird front. I'd expect you'll see over 50 species of bryophytes and if things go to plan maybe a whole bunch more.