As my working year draws swiftly to a close I'm going to sign off on 2018. Preparations are well under way for two squares in 2019.
I shall be visiting my old and most faithful patch Cullaloe (Cul-LA-loe) Reservoir SWT reserve - blog: Cataloguing Cullaloe. I hope to get to 1500 there partially since I know where a lot of the stuff is already. I'll be looking to add a couple of 100 species to the list though, especially since I didn't really do flies there before.
I'll also be throwing in my number one vismigging site at Inverkeithing - blog: Divit Watch. Inverkeithing is known locally as The Divit, no idea why! It's much closer to my work and accessible more easily at lunchtimes. I've seen some cracking things there before including the below otter, Leach's Petrel, Pilot Whales (the latter not in the square though).
So I'll declare at 1404, and not being really competition inclined I won't make any attempt to get past 1407 until I can do it properly - my Cullaloe target will be 1500. If I do come across a waxwing I'll add it, though it may be next year before I can (out of office).
It's been a lot of fun and particularly our meeting on Skye. Everyone made it over 1000 and as for Tim's total it gave me that Andy Murray feeling - I could only "win" if the proper good players were injured! Well played, everyone.
Here's an old favourite from Inverkeithing:
Until next time!
|1400||*||fungus||Ascochyta pseudacorus||A pyrenomycete fungus|
|1401||fungus||Xylaria longipes||Dead Moll's Fingers|
|1402||lep-moth||Epiritta dilutata||November Moth|
|1403||*||fungus||Plagiostoma inclinata||A fungus|
|1404||*||flowering plant||Ilex x altaclerensis||Highclere Holly|