Friday, 19 August 2011

Flora and Fauna at Ardnave, 19th August 2011

It was a cold wind that blew this afternoon as 16 of us traipsed across the dunes at Ardnave. Undaunted by the harsh conditions (!) we soldiered on, finishing earlier than usual, but still with a great list. Thanks to Bob for bringing his 'scope and to all the eager eyes for their contributions.

Greylag Goose, Eider, Mute Swan, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Black-headed Gull, Raven, Rook, Jackdaw, Hooded  Crow, Chough, Rock Dove, Buzzard, Merlin, Oystercatcher, Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Starling, Swallow, House Martin, Sand Martin, Linnet, Twite, Wheatear

Grey Seal, Rabbit

Green-veined White, Dor Beetle, Leafhoppers, Bombus pascuorum (Common Carder Bee), Bombus lucorum (White-tailed Bumble Bee), Caddisfly sp.

Fungi sp., Physcia adscendens, Xanthoria parietina, Caloplaca flavescens (orange dots on stone)

Mouse-ear sp., Forget-me-not sp., Common Milkwort, Water Cress, Marsh Lousewort, Wild Thyme, Self-heal, Lesser Spearwort, Creeping Thistle, Spear Thistle, Marsh Marigold, Silverweed, White Clover, Red Clover, Daisy, Eyebright, Ragged Robin, Bog Pimpernel, Yorkshire Fog, Perennial Rye Grass, Foxtail, Common Spiked Rush, Jointed Rush, Dove's-foot Cranesbill, Common Storksbill, Marsh Willowherb, Marsh Bedstraw, Lady's Bedstraw, Water Mint, Common Nettle, Bracken, Common Hawkbit, Grass of Parnassus, Square-stalked St John's Wort, Sweet Vernal Grass, Knotted Pearlwort, Marsh Pennywort, Red Bartsia, Lesser Water-plantain, Harebell, Brooklime

Caddisfly sp.

Looking at lichen


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