Friday 1 July 2011

Flora and fauna Kintra 1st July

We had six on today's walk at Kintra and I think it was the best weather we've yet had for our rambles and I was encouraged to see more butterflies about. Amongst our ramblers were an amateur geologist who reinforced some of the things Alistair talked about a few weeks ago and some members of Rochdale Natural History Society who have been moth trapping whilst they've been here. I was delighted to find interested ears for the abundance of lichen we saw! Thanks everyone. Here's the list. Please let me know if I've left anything out. Carl, we need your dictaphone!

Common Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Chough, Hooded Crow, Pied Wagtail, Arctic Tern, Cormorant, Eider, Oystercatcher, Snipe, Common Sandpiper, Song Thrush, Redpoll, Chaffinch, Fulmar, Great Northern Diver, Raven, Meadow Pipit, Sand Martin, Swallow, Wheatear, Rock Dove, Starling

Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Meadow Buttercup, Bulbous Buttercup, Creeping Buttercup?, Forget-me-not sp., Lady’s Bedstraw, Marsh Marigold, Silverweed, Germander Speedwell,White Clover, Mouse-ear sp.,(Common)  Heath-spotted Orchid, Eyebright, Marsh Thistle, Spear Thistle, Creeping Thistle, Lousewort, Cuckoo Flower, Lesser Spearwort, Ragged Robin, Cat’s-ear, Common Cottongrass, Tormentil, Wild Thyme, Self-heal, Yellow Rattle, Red Bartsia, English Stonecrop, Heath Bedstraw, Heath Speedwell, Ivy-leaved Crowfoot, Marsh Pennywort, Bell Heather, Cross-leaved Heath, Daisy, Hard Fern, Blinks, Common Sorrel, Sheep's Sorrel, Bog Asphodel, Hogweed, Knotted Pearlwort, Yarrow

Small Heath (1), Common Blue (7), Large White (1), Ringlet (2), Four-spotted Chaser (1)

Xanthoria parietina (bright yellow), Caloplaca crenularia (orange dots on rock), Lecanora gangaleoides (white crustose lichen with black ‘jam tarts’), Ramalina sp. (grey-green tufty species on stone walls)
Parmelia saxatilis (leafy lichen on wood or stone), Cladonia portentosa (Reindeer moss/lichen), Cladonia pyxidata (cup lichen in peat), Ochrolechia parella (white - ‘fish-eye’ lichen)

Round Dung cap, Red Wax Cap?
Red Bartsia (Odontites vernus)

Ivy-leaved Crowfoot (Ranunculus hederaceus)

English Stonecrop (Sedum anglicum)

Round Dung-cap

Red Wax-cap

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