"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

More local vandalism...


    The owners of the "Old Smithy" thought it would be a nice idea to remove all the Ivy along this wall. Let's hope the wall is nicely point up, and the ivy allowed to grow back. We are however led to believe it's to be knocked down, and rebuilt!! Along with the Hun River damage, when are new arrivals to this beautiful village going to be sympathetic to the areas architecture and enviroment?

Monday, 8 January 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Clematis cirrhosa

7th January 2018

This Clematis has been growing in Bob Long's hawthorn hedge for years, as usual it is now flowering! Found it in Blamey and Grey-Wilson's Mediterranean Wild Flowers. It's been here many years and I'm assuming Andy, Adrian or Phil have previously noted it.

ID correct Gary and yes, noted previously.



Blushing Bracket - Baker's Carr

7th January 2018

 Have noticed this bracket fungus for sometime and thought I'd better have a stab of identifying it. I've come up with Blushing Bracket Daedaleopsis confragosa, it was on willow. If I'm way off please let me know.



Saturday, 6 January 2018

Sun-star

Common Sun-star, Crossaster papposus, Holme, 28th December 2017


January 6th 2018 Wetland Bird Survey Count (Gore Point to Hunstanton)

Pink-footed Goose
1
Redshank
160
Cormorant 
17
Greenshank
2
Red-throated Diver
25
Curlew 
9
Long-tailed Duck
2
Snipe
18
Shelduck
5
Jack Snipe
1
Wigeon
192
Black-headed Gull
2
Teal
68
Little Gull
4
Shoveler
17
Great Black-backed Gull
18
Mallard
2
Common Gull
25
Oystercatcher
2690
Herring Gull
490
Turnstone
19
Guillemot
3
Grey Plover
278
Skylark 
26
Dunlin
26
Shorelark
4
Knot
400
Meadow Pipit
3
Ringed Plover
39
Pied Wagtail
1
Sanderling
190
Rock Pipit
9
Bar-tailed Godwit
800
Reed Bunting
2

New Year Plant Hunt in Hunstanton

The BSBI's New Year Plant Hunt is in its seventh year. The idea is to find as many species in flower as possible in a maximum period of three hours. Here's what I found in flower around Hunstanton in 2 hours on January 1st 2018.

Tanacetum parthenium Feverfew
Matricaria discoidea Pineappleweed
Lamium album White Dead-nettle
Bellis perennis Daisy
Euphorbia peplus Petty Spurge
Malva sylvestris Common Mallow
Hordeum murinum Wall Barley
Hypochaeris radicata Cat's-ear
Silene latifolia White Campion
Calendula officinalis Pot Marigold
Crepis capillaris Smooth Hawk's-beard
Lamium purpureum Red Dead-nettle
Mercurialis annua Annual Mercury
Poa annua Annual Meadow-grass
Stellaria media Common Chickweed
Achillea millefolium Yarrow
Cerastium fontanum Common Mouse-ear
Dactylis glomerata Cock's-foot
Picris echioides Bristly Oxtongue
Trifolium pratense Red Clover
Tripleurospermum inodorum Scentless Mayweed
Veronica persica Common Field-speedwell
Urtica urens Small Nettle
Senecio vulgaris Groundsel
Euphorbia helioscopia Sun Spurge
Taraxacum Dandelion
Hedera helix Common Ivy
Capsella bursa-pastoris Shepherd's-purse
Genista monspessulana Montpellier Broom
Sonchus oleraceus Smooth Sow-thistle
Senecio squalidus Oxford Ragwort
Smyrnium olusatrum Alexanders

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Another pine aphid

Active Grey Pine-needle Aphid, Eulachnus rileyi , Holme NWT, 18th November 2017 - grey form, brown form and a waxy individual




Pine-cone Bug

Pine-cone Bug Gastrodes grossipes, Holme NWT, 18th November 2017


Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Two leafhoppers

Zygina flammigera, Green Bank (off Blackthorn), 13th November 2017


Eupteryx urticae, Green Bank (off nettle), 13th November 2017