Sunday, 26 June 2011
Common Toadflax (Growing in the Bedzed eco village field)
Adult Lapwing - approx ten breeding pairs this year
Essex Skipper (A bit of an emergence of these- today about 50+ in the grassy areas)
Meadowsweet (Found growing along the stream) in the vicinty of False and Common Watercress.
Self Heal (Found growing along the edge of the Southern lake)
Black-tailed Skimmer (about 10-15 of these today)
Birders looking very much like Botanists
Steve Gale took us all on a botany tour of the farm today which was great for my mission to getting to know the pan-species situation at Beddington. Highlights were Marsh Dock , Dittander, Narrow-leaved Water Plantain , Fool's Watercress, Horseradish and Water Figwort.
Some more here on Steve's blog:
Dodge stayed by the lake and got this superb shot of a Swift (about 200+ flying outside the window over the lake at the moment)