Wednesday 7 June 2023

Wednesday 7th June

A Stock Dove over the Main Pond was the only record set apart from the regular breeding birds and increasing numbers of fledglings. 

Wildlife News: An evening visit collecting Sand Crocus seed under license with the Millennium Seed Bank was successful with over 500 seeds now heading for cold storage. 

After a record flowering year capsules were plentiful, but those in drier areas had already shed most of their seed in the drought conditions. Each flower held 12-20 seeds, with some plants having two flowers.

Sand Crocus - Kevin Rylands

Gold dust

Also found when searching for seeds, many Field Grasshopper nymphs, Melampsora linia rust fungus on Fairy Flax and a Cat's-ear stem gall produced by the wasp Phanacis hypochoeridis.

Phanacis hypochoeridis - Kevin Rylands

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