Monday, 11 June 2012

Nature Ramble, Killinallan

We had six people for our ramble today and, as we watched the sun shine over at Ardnave, we willed it over our way to entice the butterflies, but, predictably, the sun came out just as we went in! Still, we got a very good list, the highlight for most people being the Golden-ringed Dragonfly which had just emerged from its exuvia. (Thanks Scott!) It was also delightful to see the Pyramidal Orchids just beginning to flower. The challenge for the next visit is to find the Frog Orchids! Thanks everyone for your contributions. Keep them coming in, nature ramble or no nature ramble! Let me know if I've missed anything out!

Great-black-backed Gull, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Buzzard, Eider, Rock Dove, Pied Wagtail, Raven

Meadow Buttercup, Tormentil, Silverweed, Bird's-foot Trefoil, Lesser Meadow Rue, Pyramidal Orchid, Heath-spotted Orchid, Northern Marsh Orchid, Germander Speedwell, Heath Speedwell, Heath Bedstraw, Lady's Bedstraw, Daisy, Marsh Thistle, Creeping Thistle, Sea Milkwort, Sea Plantain, Sea Arrowroot, Thrift, Yellow Flag, Water Mint, Marsh Horsetail, Marsh Pennywort, Marsh Lousewort, Lousewort, Burnet Rose, Black Bog Rush, Heath Milkwort, Bog Myrtle, Cat's-Ear, Eyebright, Fairy Flax, Curled Dock, White Clover, Bracken, Wild Thyme, Common Nettle, White Clover, Cuckoo Flower, Marsh Marigold, Ragged Robin, Meadowsweet, Yorkshire Fog, Common Rush, Tufted Vetch, Marram Grass, Goat Willow, Common Scurvy Grass

Golden-ringed Dragonfly (and exuvia), Large Red Damselfly, Meadow Grasshopper, Meromyza pratorum (probably), Bracken Chafer, Six-spot Burnet, Small Heath, Green-veined White

Xanthoria parietina, Lecanora gangloides, Ramalina sp.,

Grey Seal, Common Frog, Shore Crab, Rough Periwinkle, Acorn Barnacle, Common Limpet

Meromyza pratorum

Bracken Chafer

Six-spot Burnet

Golden-ringed Dragonfly and its exuvia

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