Welcome to my Tree Following post for May and early June 2016.
These tree posts form part of a wider project initiated by Lucy Corrander from the Loose and Leafy blog and continued by Pat at The Squirrelbasket.
I am based in Suffolk, UK, where I have been keeping an eye on a Silver birch, B. pendula. I really enjoy following the Silver Birch B. Pendula and have added in a small Cherry sapling, Prunus avium Sylvia, for my second tree.
You will find the other Tree Follower links by clicking the Mr Linky button here ... so do take the chance to have a look at the new posts!
A (one-off) Change ...
I took part in the Garden BioBlitz 2106 -
But first, let's take a look at my two trees, the small Cherry ...
|The flowers have gone ... and some weeding is required!|
... and the Silver Birch ...
|In full glory ...|
|... with lots of leaves and catkins|
#gbb16I recorded my BioBlitz sightings over the stipulated 24 hour period, though I was in and out during that time. It was a shame that there didn't seem to be a huge amount of avian or insect life about (when I was in the garden), but I'm pleased with the things I managed to see. I looked hard for a Ladybird, but failed to find one.
So here is my 2016 list (and apologies for the strange font sizes: I have tried to standardise these but my html coding ability is extremely limited) ... I am indebted to the folk who use iSpot for a number of the IDs.
- Common Nettle
- White Bryony
- Blue tits (3)
- Wood pigeons (4)
- Goldfinch (1)
- Robin (1)
- Dunnock (2)
- Great spotted Woodpecker, female (1)
- Chrysis fulgida Shimmering Ruby-tailed wasp
- Nola confusalis Least Black Arches moth
- Zebra Spider
- Clytus arietis Wasp Beetle
- Cepaea (Cepaea) nemoralis Brown-lipped snail
- Bombus hypnorum Tree Bumblebee
- Arion (Carinarion) fasciatus Slug
|I find these Ruby-tailed wasps quite fascinating!|
|Wasp Beetle, who mimics a wasp|
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