13 February 2019Bad weather has slowed things down, but the list is still creeping up slowly (now at around 160 species). There are still plenty of bryophytes to find, but today I turned over a few rocks on the beach and was rewarded with a couple of new records, including this nice Sea-slater.
Ligia oceanica (Sea-Slater)
14 February 2019I haven't spent much time in the woods at Skinadin yet, but walking along the edge yesterday I was rewarded with a new lichen:
22 February 2019Put my new portable moth trap out at Skinadin last night. Unfortunately, the wind got up this morning and blew it over (either that or it was a marauding fox/pine marten). Luckily, there was no damager done and I even found a moth still clinging to one of the egg boxes that were strewn about the site!
24 February 2019If I am to reach my target of 500 species I shall need to record things like leaf miners that I have largely ignored in the past. Here are a couple of common ones:
25 February 2019The weather is very mild at the moment (12-13C), so I was expecting a decent catch in the moth trap this morning. I didn't get large numbers, but six species is good for this time of year. They were Dotted Border, Chestnut, Red Sword-grass, Mottled Grey, Pale Brindled Beauty and Common Quaker.