Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Not a lot!

Overcast, 21º, frequent light rain showers, breezy S.

A disappointing visit to the hill today with very little noted, a couple of Chiffchaff, 4 Kestrel and a few Lesser Blackback Gulls, also a flock of c40 House Martin and c10 Swift passing high overhead were the only noteworthy species seen.

Very few butterflies again; 2 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, Speckled Wood (most abundant), Small Tort, Small White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown.

  & Small White

 Arum maculatum is widespread across temperate northern Europe and is known by many common names including snakesheadadder's rootarumwild arumarum lilylords-and-ladiesdevils and angelsfriar's cowl and jack in the pulpit. The name "lords-and-ladies" and other gender related names refer to the plant's likeness to male and female genitalia symbolising copulation.
The fruiting spike is full of orangey red berries that are very toxic.

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