December 2008

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Saturday 6th:


A Weasel was seen well by the Dune Pond, chasing a vole sp. from burrows.



November 2008


Saturday 29th:


This unidentified fungi species, possibly a Fairy Club Clavaria sp has been found on the reserve, near the Visitor Centre.


Clavaria sp. John Fortey




Wednesday 19th:


A fresh looking Speckled Wood was by the First Pond.



Sunday 9th:


A gallery of recent fungal highlights.


Earthstar Geastrum triplex Lee Collins                                Stinkhorn Phallus sp. Lee Collins                      Cannonball fungus Sphaerobolus stellatus John Fortey



Saturday 8th:


Some late autumn sunshine brought records of two Speckled Wood, a Red Admiral, a Hornet and a Common Darter all still on the wing.



Thursday 6th:


An unidentified species of Earth Tongue fungus was found in Greenland Lake.


Earth Tongue 06/11/08 John Fortey



Wednesday 5th:


The Grey Seal was in the estuary and a late Common Darter was in Greenland Lake.


Common Darter 05/11/08 John Fortey



Sunday 2nd:


The bull Grey Seal was again offshore and at least 15 Bird's Nest Fungi were found along the Dune Ridge.



Saturday 1st:


A bull Grey Seal was in the estuary mouth.



October 2008


Thursday 30th:


Several Red Admiral were still on the wing.



Saturday 11th:


Wasp Spider and eggcase 11/10/08                                                               Birds-nest Fungi Oct 08 John Fortey




Thursday 9th:


A single Clouded Yellow was only the second record of the year.



Thursday 2nd:


The Ivy Bee Colletes hederae was recorded for the first time on the reserve with good numbers by the Main Pond. This solitary bee has been spreading in southern England since the first record in 2001.


Ivy Bee (female) John Fortey                                                           (male) John Fortey



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