Monday, February 11, 2019

Cullaloe LNR, Fife - Dragging the waters

So with an hour or so free I decided it was time to see what's underneath the water. Not expecting much at this time of year I did at least expect to add water slaters, which I duly did after a fair bit of scooping. These are new to the reserve but it can only be for want of looking.

Some more inevitables (Skylark, Thrush, Trichocera regelationis etc.) added and the third worm of the year plus a nice bonus of a new flea beetle from sweeping stream-side grasses.

A bit slower progress with some domestic duties hogging my calendar, but hopefully I'll still be on track come end of Feb.

Cold day. Sky was blue, but too bright to show here!

Mating pair of water slaters

Great Pond Snail

Stenus pubescens in last year's Typha leaves

Confirmation a bonus!
411 R M coleoptera Phratora vitellinae A leaf beetle
412 Lichen Cladonia arbuscula A lichen
413 Fungus Alatospora acuminata aquatic hyphomycete
414 Fungus Dactylella aquatica aquatic hyphomycete
415 moss Racomitrium aciculare Yellow Fringe-moss
416 Lichen Lecidella scabra A lichen
417 Lichen Rhizocarpon geographicum A lichen
418 bird Alauda arvensis Skylark
419 bird Turdus philomelos Song Thrush
420 flowering plant Cardamine hirsuta Hairy Bitter-cress
421 mollusc Lymnaea stagnalis Great Pond Snail
422 R crustacean Asellus aquaticus Water Slater
423 R M annelid Aporrectodea longa Long Worm
424 diptera Trichocera regelationis A Winter Gnat
425 R
coleoptera Stenus pubescens A Rove Beetle
426 R M coleoptera Chaetocnema concinna A flea beetle
427 bird Larus ridibundus Black-headed Gull
428 bird Larus canus Common Gull

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