Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday 26 February

No photos this morning rained all the way so a moss from Wednesday that has been ID for me

Very tiny and lovely name Swan's-neck Thyme-moss - Mnium hornum

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wednesday 25 February

It had been damp overnight but we did our walk dry

Plenty on the rucks Darwin's Barberry - Berberis darwinii always a favourite.
The one I have in the back came either by bird or boot, it's still tiny but it flowered last year.

Darwin's Barberry - Berberis darwinii looks like it won't be long before we have flowers.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday 24 February

Not a bad morning

I had just done a couple of videos of the bird table, when the male Blackbird arrived for the photo shoot so he had a photo taken

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday 23 February

Cold but another beautiful day

ID as a Bristle-moss - Orthotrichum

 Bristle-moss - Orthotrichum

All the time I was photographing the Moss this Charlie Robin was bobbing about, reminding me that I needed to feed him. They make me laugh - they are so cheeky.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday 22 February

Damp & cold this morning not many people about.
took a few photos mainly lichens and this one of the mussels

These are Swan Mussel - Anodonta cygnea they like freshwater, mainly lakes & rivers, they grow up to 6 inches and these were about that size, they are often added to waters to help clean up. The reason I have added them for the blog is the fact that they have been opened and eaten, there were a lot along the side of the lodge in this state, we were visited by an otter a few weeks ago and it caused some excitement, well for us anyway as they have been missing from our area for years - some have been seen further a field but they are moving and hopefully will become part of our environment again, the mussel is enjoyed by the otter so he/she may have returned.

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