Friday, 20 April 2012

Seeing the Changes 474

Did a 2nd day with the APT module on plant identification. Part of this involved a trip to the sand dunes on Swansea bay. In that location, observed Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Marsh hawkbeard (Crepis paludosa) and Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) in flower. We also observed lots of ground nesting bees (Colletes succinctus) operating here. Later, there was a trip to the Swansea Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park where exotic flowers such as orchids were examined. At Westcross, Early scurvy-grass (Cochlearia danica) was in bloom. Blackpill, Small-flowered cranesbill (Geranium pusillum) was in flower.

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Pat Bateson

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