Sunday, September 30, 2012

Romney Marsh

Rootless Duckweed (Wolffia arrhiza)
alongside the the larger Least Duckweed (Lemna minuta)
 Rootless Duckweed (the smallest flowering plant in the world)
on the end of 7 year old Arfon Leyshon's finger
 Greater Water-parsnip (Sium latifolium)
Forked Spleenwort (Asplenium septentrionale)

Rye Harbour

Rottingdean Sea-lavender (Limonium hyblaeum)
Sea Pea (Lathyrus japonicus)
Least Lettuce (Lactuca seligna)
Ticking 'Lesser Salad' - not a hint of sarcasm!


Stinking Hawk's-beard (Crepis foetida)
Stinking Hawk's-beard (Crepis foetida)
Stinking Hawk's-beard (Crepis foetida)
Red Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis angustifolia) & Hybrid Toadflax (Linaria x sepium)
Cat-mint (Nepeta racemosa)
Jersey Cudweed (Gnaphalium luteoalbum)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dungeness boats and beach huts

Viper's Bugloss (presumably galled by Aceria echii)
and caterpillar of Ethmia bipunctella


Lichen-heath south of the bird observatory
Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) and Garden Tiger 
caterpillar on Chinese Mugwort (Artemisia verlotiorum)
Heligoland trap at the bird observatory
bird ringers in action
Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)
Southern Oak Bush Cricket (Meconema meridionale)
and Grey Bushcricket (Platycleis albopunctata)
Four-leaved Allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum)
New Romney nightlife

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A white Red Clover at Mumbles

This odd Trifolium pratense was noted growing in the tightly mown sward of the grassy banks behind Bracelet Bay Mumbles SS62688718 when we were counting Autumn Lady's-tresses [our best count ever of 353 in total].

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sikkim/West Bengal Hawk-moths

Acosmeryx naga
Ascomeryx sericeus
Hippotion boerhaviae
Hippoton celerio
Nephele hespera
Panacra mydon
Rhagastis confusa
Theretra acteus
Theretra nessus
Theretra clotho
Ambulyx maculifera
Psilogramma menephron
Acherontia styx styx