Cromwell Bottom

Cromwell Bottom


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Thursday, 19 February 2015


A couple of positive observation  the meadow area although in a winter state can be seen to be broken uo by a number of vegetation mosaics with the area in the main meadow managed , the mosaics ensure that moths and other entomology larvae and eggs overwinter in grass stems bark and other crevices

Yellowhammer Query (about 80% certain)  sited on edge of tag loop cant be certain as we only got a rear flight view but the size was distinctly larger than other finch or passerine

Monday, 2 February 2015

Spring Stirrings 2015

At this quiet time of year it gives opportunities to focus on things like Ferns Lichens and other botanicals often overlooked in the fling of Spring and Summer   yesterdays visit shows some nice stands of Harts Tongue Fern  Asplenium scolopendrium  also visible are the many foliose lichens on Trees visible now without the Tree Canopy and other Lichens on Stone All the usual candidates where present on the Bird feeders Jay,Bullfinch , Blue Tit, Robin and Great Tit Sh




Also found on a Birch Stand this Pincushion Moss Ulota needing summer Capsules to differentiate between the two possibilities Crisped/Bruch’s Pincushion



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Xanthoria parietina


Common Wall  - Rough-stalked Feather-moss around the drystone walls at CB

Moss Bryophyte