Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday 22 May

Thought we might get wet this morning but we stayed dry - the sun was trying to make a show and but for the wind it would have been very warm.

We went to the Large Bitter cress this morning and none of the buds had changed so I took one. At home I opened the bud to find two of these - they are actually less than 2mm in length. It is Dasineura cardaminis a larvae that produces a swollen bud or gall on Large Bittercress.
Dasineura cardaminis 
Dasineura cardaminis the two in a petre dish.

 Bittersweet Buds - Solanum dulcamara

Black Headed Gull

 Common Bistort  - Persicaria bistorta

 Dactylorhiza x grandis - Orchid Hybrids

 Elder - Sambucus nigra

Fly for ID

This Frog was on the Pond Field it was too quick for us to hold for a good close up.

Sunny Brow Gate

Primrose Hill Gate

 Greater Birdsfoot Trefoil Leaves - Lotus pedunculatus

 Green Dock Beetle Larvae very similar to ladybird larvae but this one makes lace patterns in the dock leaves.

A very obliging 7 Spot Ladybird


 Pixie Cup Lichen - Cladonia sp.

Edwina was out showing her babes off.

White Lipped Snail

 Yarrow Leaves- Achillea millefolium
Yarrow Buds - Achillea millefolium

Hope you enjoy the little movie of Edwina and her babes.

Take Care

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