Sunday, 19 April 2020

Lobb's Wood fauna & flora

Red-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus lapidarius
An enterprising local grower advertised on that he would make home deliveries of bedding plants by bicycle so I ordered 20 Nemesia, paying by bank transfer. They arrived just as I got back from my walk on Friday afternoon so yesterday morning I planted them in the empty areas of our balcony tubs. Not everything survives on the balcony as we endure south-westerlies straight off the sea. Plants that do well are geranium, primrose, mimulus & rosemary, we'll see how the Nemesia perform.
  In the afternoon I visited Lobb's Wood to see what flowers and insects I could find. John W's comment on a Facebook post prompted me to investigate the swathe of white flowers and they turned out to be Three-Cornered Leek which I have also found in the recently seeded banks surrounding the green by the flats. I found some native bluebells at one end of the wood, both blue and white forms. Most of the bluebells in Lobb's Wood are the invasive Spanish species so I suspect there are hybrids among these.
  Fauna seen: Buff-tailed & Red-tailed Bumblebees, a Nursery Web Spider, a Yellow Dung Fly, Common Striped Woodlice, a tiny Leaf beetle  & a Footballer Hoverfly. Plus plenty of native and garden flowers.
 All photos were taken with my phone camera (Samsung Galaxy S9+)
Garden Geranium, Pelargonium x hortorum

20 Nemesia plants

Nemesia species

Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
California Lilac, Ceanothus

Forget-me-not, Myosotis species

Green Alkanet, Pentaglottis sempervirens

Red Dead-nettle, Lamium purpureum

Spanish Bluebell, Hyacinthoides hispanica

Yellow Corydalis, Pseudofumaria lutea

Yellow Corydalis on wall
Lobb's Wood:
native Bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta 

native Bluebell

Buff-tailed Bumblebee, Bombus Terrestris

Cherry tree, Prunus species

Common Striped Woodlouse, Philoscia muscorum

Daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale

Footballer Hoverfly, Helophilus pendulus

Goose Grass, Galium aparine

tiny leaf beetle (2mm)

Nursery Web Spider, Pisaura mirabilis

Red Campion, Silene dioica

Sycamore, Acer pseudoplatanus

Three-Cornered Leek, Allium triquetrum

Tulips, Tulipa species

Umbellifer species

Yellow Dung Fly, Scatophaga stercoraria

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