Monday, 30 May 2016

Seeing the Changes 1070
























On the way to Oxwich, saw Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) in flower and White waterlily (Nymphaea alba) were blooming a Broad Pool. In the Oxwich dunes, flowers included Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus); Kidney vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria); Bloody cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum); Stone bramble (Rubus saxatillis); Burnet rose (Rosa pimpinellifolia); Cowslip (Primula veris); Biting stonecrop (Sedum acre); Yellow rattle (Rhinanthus minor); Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis); Germander speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) and Orpine (Sedum telephium). Critters were also abundant with the Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans); Oedemera nobilis; Chrysomela populi; a day-flying moth, Yellow belle (Semiaspilates ochrearia); Silver-studded blue (Plebejus argus); Small blue (Cupido minimus) and Small heath (Coenonympha pamphilus) butterflies. A Meadow pipit (Anthus pratensis) also sang.

No comments:

Seeing the Changes 1236

Hurricane Ophelia also blew a Green lacewing ( Chrysopa 7-punctata ) into my house.