Monday 16 July 2012

Ramble at Ardnave, 16th July 2012

It's about time I was out on another ramble and Lorna joined me this time, making 7 of us rambling even more slowly than usual at Ardnave this afternoon. Lorna was keen to explore under stones by the shore so our species list was extended to include shore creatures (but no lichens noted today!) Gregor also had great fun chasing butterflies. Many thanks to everyone for a most enjoyable ramble. Here's our list. If I've left anything out (excluding all those skeletons!), please let me know.

Linnet, Stonechat, Oystercatcher, Chough, Hooded Crow, Whimbrel, Ringed Plover, Eider, Red-breasted Merganser, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Sand Martin, Mallard, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Pied Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Starling, Grey Heron, Raven, Rock Pipit, Pheasant

Bird’s-foot Trefoil, Meadow Buttercup, Dove’s-foot Cranesbill, Water Cress, Water Mint, Brooklime
Forget-me-not sp., Lady’s Bedstraw, Marsh Marigold, Silverweed, Germander Speedwell, White Clover
Lesser Trefoil, Daisy, Mouse-ear sp., Eyebright, Marsh Thistle, Spear Thistle, Creeping Thistle, Marsh Lousewort, Thrift, Lesser Spearwort, Ragged Robin, Sweet Vernal Grass, Common Nettle, Yellow Iris
Common Storksbill, Ribwort Plantain, Bracken, Cat’s-ear sp., Chalk Milkwort, Marsh Horsetail, Curled Dock, Cotton Grass Multiflora, Hare’s-tail Cottongrass, Wall Speedwell, Red Clover, Harebell, Grass of Parnassus, Bog Pimpernel, Pineapple Mayweed, Self-heal, Wild Thyme, Tormentil, Marsh Bedstraw, Marsh Willowherb, Yorkshire Fog, Purple Loosestrife, Square Stalked St. John's Wort, Sweet Vernal Grass, Lesser Water Plantain, Star Sedge, Tufted Vetch, Blue Water Speedwell, Knotted Pearlwort

(Butterflies) Ringlet, Common Blue, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Green-veined White
(Other) Cranefly, Beautiful China Mark, Dung Fly (and larvae), Dung Beetle, Blue-tailed Damselfly

Shore Crab, Acorn Barnacles, Common Whelk shell, Common Cockle, Carpet Shell, Crab sp.,

Rabbit, Grey Seal

Acorn Barnacles

Crab sp.
Green-veined White

Beautiful China Mark

Ramblers at Ardnave

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