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Friday, 31 August 2012

Whats in Cromwell August 2012


As we approach the last month of Summer we see the fruits and seeds of many plants present . Here is the list of various Plants and Insects Presenting August 2012. Images below Cinnabar caterpillar, Red Admiral and a trout caught as part of the recent Enviroment Agency Survey at the Weir on the Calder

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Cinnabar 9672

Red Admiral 9927

River Trout 10144

Botany

Rowan Berries Sorbus sp Comment  now in fruit and ripening
Rosebay Willowherb  Comment Flowering universally abundant
Common Nettle Comment
Common Hawkweed
Marsh Woundwort Stachys palustris Comment Section nearest railway pond Stangsty Wood

Mugwort   Comment Now fully flowering
Red Campion   Comment
Water Mint   Mentha aquatica  Comment Corner of reed bed  below moth trapping area 
Broad Leaved Helloborine  Epipactis helleborine Comment
Red Bartsia Comment At the entrance accross the main iron bridge and throughout
Perforate St Johns Wort  Comment
Canadian Golden Rod Comment at small entrance


Insects


Meadow Browns Maniola jurtina Comment Count 500+ on upper meadows
Small Skipper Comment Video Clip Feeding on Creeping ThistleLarge White Comment
Green Veined White Pieris rapae Comment
Ringlet  Aphantopus hyperantus Comment Feeding Short Video clip
Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus Comment Feeding Short Video clip
Large White Comments
Small Copper  Comment 3 sighted today 09/08/12
Purple Hairstreak  Comment Oak corridor bordering railway in top meadow fields 09/08/12
Darkling Beetle Lagria hirta Comment
Hoverfly Eristalis tenax Comment
Hoverfly Eristalis pertinax Comment
Hoverfly Eristalis horticola Comment 10/08/12
Hoverfly Helophilus pendula Comment 10/08/12
Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urtica  Comment 
Red Admiral Vanessa atalanta Comments
Sloe Shieldbug Dolycoris bacarram Comments 12/08/12 First record at this grid Adult
Green Shieldbug Palomena prasina Comments 12/08/12 First record at this grid Stage 2/3 Nymph
Potato Capside Bug Calocorus Norweiginus  Comments 12/08/12  circa 10  Ragwort Stand Field Margin
Eudonia mercurella Comments 10/08/12 needs checking Railway Bridge along canal to meadows
Harvestman Mitopus morio  Comments
Harvestman Phalanges opilo Comments
Araneus diadematus  Comments 10/08/12
Leioburnum rotundum Comments
Mirid Bug Deraeocoris ruber Comments feeding on Mugwort 10/08/12
Cicadella viridula Comments Froghoppers Male Blue female Green on exposed marshy areas below weir 10/08/12
Slug Arion ater Comments
Common Darter Comments  08/08/12 - 10/0812

Other


Trout Salma trutta Comments Environment Agency River Visit see Bruces Post

Long tailed Tits Comments Flocking and taking cover from PM showers
Magpie Pica pica Comments 


Answers to Quiz 1  21/Nov/2012


Hidden here !!


1. (b)Bellowing

2 .(a) smooth snake

3.Anagrams

a.Redwing
b.Starling
c.Herring gull
d.Woodcock
e.Long-tailed tit

4 (b) Wasps do not have wax producing glands

5 (c) holt

6.(d) Blackbird

7(a) Roe

8.(a)  True

9(b)Wild cherry

10. (d) Yaffle Hence Prof Yaffle the woodpecker in Bagpuss