Despite dipping on 5 Woodlarks at Overton this morning and later finding out they appeared 10 minutes after I'd left, at least I was able to take the opportunity to look at a habitat I've hardy touched, which resulted in adding 21 taxa to SS48M taking it to 74 (perhaps this was the reason I dipped the Woodlarks!). The best of the arable species at SS458851 were Phascum cuspidatum var. cuspidatum, Microbryum davallianum and Totrtula modica. Species noted on the footpath running between the reserve and the fields SS454852 included Riccia sorocarpa, Scleropodium touretii, Scorpiurium circinatum and best of all a nice little patch of Tortula protobryoides.
|Comparative sizes (L to R) of Tortula modica, Microbryum |
davallianum [6mm from roots to top of capsule] & T. protobryoides
|Phascum cuspidatum var. cuspidatum|