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by chrisjohnson
06 May 2012, 09:18
Forum: Fungi
Topic: identification
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Re: identification

I'm a bit late on this one but agree with MisterT, it's quite common in acidic moorland conditions in association with mosses. It fruits in spring and autumn. There are similar species in the closely related genus Omphalina, but they tend to be darker and scarcer.

Chris
by chrisjohnson
03 May 2012, 13:52
Forum: Lepidoptera
Topic: Belted Beauty Moths
Replies: 0
Views: 540

Belted Beauty Moths

Two Belted Beauty Moths at Ardivachar yesterday (2 May).
This is an important species so please submit the records of your sightings.
by chrisjohnson
03 May 2012, 13:43
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Corncrake
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Corncrake

3 May - first Corncrake at Ardivachar today and Chiffchaff yesterday
by chrisjohnson
30 Apr 2012, 11:50
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: Sound of Harris
Replies: 0
Views: 503

Sound of Harris

Sunday 29 April - Berneray to Harris ferry Long-tailed ducks - 2 at Berneray ferry terminal with eiders, flock 42 in the sound Great northern diver 18, black-throated diver 1, black guillemeot 15. On the return trip - 5 great northern divers, 12 black guillemots. Ardivachar Still 2 redwings in the g...
by chrisjohnson
17 Apr 2012, 09:02
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: Outer Hebrides Biological Recording Project
Replies: 0
Views: 694

Outer Hebrides Biological Recording Project

The first sets of records from our new database have now been incorporated into the NBN Gateway . We have added 14866 records of 797 species. There are now significantly more dots on the distribution maps but we still have along way to go. So keep recording and remember to send us your records. We w...
by chrisjohnson
08 Apr 2012, 12:13
Forum: Latest Sightings
Topic: WeBS Count
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Re: WeBS Count

WEBS Count at Ardivachar and North Bay produced large increased number of Black-headed Gulls, over 270 birds - most in breeding plumage. Sanderling and Purple Sandpiper numbers are still steady, but the number of Bar-tailed Godwits had decline from a peak of 800 birds to 540. However Turnstone took ...
by chrisjohnson
02 Apr 2012, 09:38
Forum: Fungi
Topic: Fungus on the gate post
Replies: 2
Views: 2097

Re: Fungus on the gate post

Hi Yvonne, it is almost certainly this species. It was also recorded a couple of days ago in Bill's garden. It will age quite rapidly and as it matures it will become dry and turn brown, at this stage it will contain the spores - these look like a fine dry powder.
by chrisjohnson
02 Apr 2012, 09:33
Forum: Insects
Topic: 11-spot Ladybird?
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: 11-spot Ladybird?

Thank you and good hunting.
by chrisjohnson
30 Mar 2012, 09:15
Forum: Insects
Topic: 11-spot Ladybird?
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: 11-spot Ladybird?

Hi Yvonne, Only the 11-spot Ladybird is shown as recorded for the Outer Hebrides on NBN Gateway. However Waterston (Present knowledge of non-marine invertebrate fauna of the Outer Hebrides. Proceedings Royal Society Edinburgh 1981) lists the 2-spot Ladybird and Nephus redtenbacheri . This latter spe...