16th July


Original Hedgerow, checking on fern identifications.


Bright, with some drizzle.

On the 14th I showed a sample of Soft Shield Fern. This image from the same specimen shows a much more representative 'leaf' shape.

On examination, it appears that I also have Hard Shield Fern and intermediate states between this and Soft Shield Fern. To further complicate matters, I appear to also have an intermediate between Male Fern and Scaly Male Fern. More pictures when available.


While I was examining the ferns, I spotted this large, black, shiny, Blowfly on a Male Fern. There were quite a few moving around at high speed. About 15mm. long.


I also spotted these interesting yellow-marked Capsid bugs on the Nettle.

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