A Winter-cress - quite a distinctive plant - possibly Common Winter-cress?
One of the Water-starworts.
I was surprised to find Blue-eyed Grass near Blackhill Quarry this afternoon.
Black-tailed Skimmer. Several of these on the wing this afternoon. Smaller numbers of Keeled Skimmers noted too,
Possibly Slender Rush?
There are good-sized patches of Common Cudweed on the main track through the quarry.
A Brome species.
I think this is Common Cat's-ear.
Plain Gold Micropterix calthella - numbers of this micro moth feeding on pollen in buttercups.
Common Spotted Orchid.
The impressive Black-grape Cotoneaster on East Budleigh Common.
Dogwood. Gore Lane.
Xanthogramma pedissequum - Dinan Way.
I'll steer clear of the rushes & sedges but 1st grass is Sweet Vernal, 2nd is probably Yorkshire Fog, 3rd is a Brome but not Rye & 4th is a meadow-grass and could be Smooth.
The hoverfly is Xanthogramma pedissequum and the last sedge is Grey.
That's great - many thanks Kev!ReplyDelete