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Post Info TOPIC: Dovestones area (other wildlife)


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Hundreds and hundreds of red-thighed St Mark's flies, Bibio pomonae, around Chew Reservoir and surrounds yesterday (also known as heather flies, so perhaps not surprising!).

Very beautiful flies seen up close, but the amount of them that blundered into me, I'm surprised I didn't end up inadvertently eating a couple of them.

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Bog Beacon at both the usual recent sites today.

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Emperor moth caterpillar near the top of Chew Valley path this afternoon.

Other lepidoptera were: small heath, gatekeeper, small white, green-veined white, small tortoiseshell, meadow brown and cinnabar caterpillars.

Brown hawker and a couple of unidentified hawkers.

Two dead common shrew.

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A Golden-bloomed Longhorn beetle today. Don't know whether it's been recorded here before.

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Water shrew on Chew Brook; on the second weir (swimming past the dippers' rock). Chuffed to bits with that spot, as I've never seen one before. smile

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Yesterday:

Lepidoptera: small heath, meadow brown, small tortoiseshell, speckled wood, ruby tiger moth.

Odonata: broad-bodied chaser, large red damselfly, common blue damselfly

Other: green tiger beetle, mayfly sp.

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Sun 28 June

Bee Orchid 12
Nemophora degeerella 6 (micro moth wih enormously long attenae)
Silver-ground Carpet 1



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Saddleworth Moor near to GM/Yorkshire boundary:

2 (at least) Mountain Hares - still in winter pelage
1 very confiding Vole (probably Field Vole given the habitat, but I'm not good on furry things)

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1 weasel, in chew piece running in the snow with a mouse that was about 3 times the size off its head

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1 Mountain hare, in main quarry.


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A visit yesterday proved to be rather fruitful for fungi;

Bleeding Conifer Crust - new for GM

Slippery Jack

False Chanterelle

Saffron Milkcap

Orange Milkcap

Dusky Puffball

33 species in total in a small area

 

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Tomorrow we will be in search of 'The Ballerina' or Pink Waxcap. It is a beautiful mushroom, having a bright pink cap and white stem. It is a BAP species so it would be great to find it here (it does occur in Rochdale and in other Oldham sites). So fingers crossed! (Though on the back of the worst fungi season I remember I will not hold my breath!).

We will be updating our facebook page (link below) during the day with the highlight finds and of course a full list will be on here in the near future!

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A fungi foray today around the reservoir, still very few species for the time of the year but a few goodies;

Aniseed Toadstool
Bell-shaped Mottlegill
Birch Knight
Birch Polypore
Blackening Brittlegill
Blackening Waxcap
Blusher
Butter Cap
Clustered Toughshank
Conifer Mazegill
Dung Roundhead
Dwarf Bell
Earthy Powdercap
Fairy Inkcap
Fly Agaric
Fragile Brittlegill
Geoglossum fallax
Golden Waxcap
Grey-spotted Amanita (thin form)
Heath Waxcap
Larch Bolete
Liberty Cap
Matt Bolete
Meadow Coral
Meadow Waxcap
Mild Milkcap
Mottled Bolete
Ochre Brittlegill
Orange Birch Bolete
Orange Mosscap
Parrot Waxcap
Slimy Waxcap
Smoky Bracket
Snowy Waxcap
Spotted Toughshank
Stump Puffball
Sulphur Tuft
Tar Spot
Vermillion Waxcap
White Spindles
Yellow Club
Yellow Stagshorn

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