The news page contains news of updates plus sightings of plants that are not yet ready for photographs. This will enable visitors to know what's in the pipeline. It also lets me point out updates to pages, and to announce new pages.
I can also use it to summarise and solicit feedback.
Plant list updated.
The mushroom on 3rd August has been confirmed as Helvella corium.
Went on a fungal foray with NIFG, today. Page of findings up here.
Answers to the first quiz are as follows:-
Meadow Buttercup, Snowberry, Lepiota, Tutsan, Meadow Vetchling, Bramble.
Broad Buckler Fern, Dandelion, Creeping Thistle, Navelwort, Cow Parsley, Herb Robert
Bramble, Convolvulus, Bush Vetch, Hedge Woundwort, Hawthorn, Watercress
Ragwort, Daisy, Beech, Red Clover, Devil's Bit Scabious, Fuchsia
What a list for October!
At long last, I've identified the source of the growth on the Jointed Rush. It's another gall made by the larva of Livia juncorum - a jumping louse.
The site was featured on RTE's Nationwide programme. A webcast is available here.
First statistics page up
List under compilation - flowering to seed(pod) days and flowering to ripe fruit days.
The first list is up - list of plants indexed by the month they are first mentioned on the site. Note that January is skewed by 2 - Tutsan and Reedmace were last year's plants.
I've started to compile lists and statistics in anticipation of things slowing down on the hedgerow. I currently plan to list plant species per month, and to calculate flower-to-seed dates for as many species as possible.
Any other suggestions for interesting facts and figures?
For some reason, RTE changed their schedule at short notice. I'll announce the new screening date when I know it.
The site will be featured on RTE1's Nationwide program at 7pm on Monday 25th August.
Identified the parasite that made the Willow gall on 15th August: Pontania viminalis
Added a page idhelp to ask for help with identifications
Site featured in the local press: The Donegal Peoples Press.
Added a Search facility to the home page
Added a map to the Map page.
Hardheads and Burdock flowered. Sundew (at last!) found on the annexe
Also Bog Asphodel
An email from Hans in the Netherlands helped me to accurately identify many of the insects on the site. Thanks, Hans. Check back on the site for details.
Identified an earlier Willowherb - Square Stalked Willowherb (8th July, Annexe)
I have now decided that the area (See Annexe) I have been visiting for the past few days will be the feature of next year's website. With an occasional visit to check progress on this years hedgerow, I will then have complete coverage of an area of around 5 square miles.
I've also noted a fair percentage of plants that have a herbal lore associated with them. Would this be of interest? If so.....Feedback
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