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Midger Wood moss foray

Posted by David Gibbs on April 26, 2010 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1653)

Six of us met for this informal moss hunt at the Gloucestershire WT reserve. Peter Martin, regional BBS recorder was the only expert bryologist present and I am very grateful for his help on this trip and with all the dozens of photos and specimens I have sent to him for identification and confirmation.

As always with these trips it was difficult to make much pr...

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Sand Point birding (mostly)

Posted by David Gibbs on April 23, 2010 at 10:59 AM Comments comments (1)

With the wind turning south it seemed worth getting out early to see what migrants were coming through. Arrived at Sand Point soon after 8am and almost immediately could hear a Grasshopper Warbler reeling close by. Only took a few minutes to locate it "chacking" away in a bramble bush, and giving good views! While watching it I could hear another reeling a little further off in the scrub behind Sand Bay. Again this bird proved remarkably obliging, hopping on top of a bush as I approach...

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Lamplighters Marsh

Posted by David Gibbs on April 21, 2010 at 10:42 AM Comments comments (0)

These blogs are likely to be rather random reports of any interesting days out as more important commitments allow.

18 April 2010 was the first meeting of the Avon Lower Plants Group, an entirely informal group interested in Bryophytes and Lichens. Six of us met on a warm, sunny morning to explore this brown field site.

I am very new to these organisms, inspired to take an interest by the recent publication of the new

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