NEW YEAR PLANT HUNT 2018.
The aim of the New Year Plant Hunt is to build up a clear picture of which plants are flowering and where across Britain and Ireland.
We can see how our wild and naturalised plants are responding to changes in long term weather patterns.
Also any role played by altitude and proximity to the coast.
Urban site provides micro climates which can support more species in bloom than rural site.
How alien plants compared to native plants.
This is not about who has the longest list.
From 3oth of December 2017 to 2nd of January 2018 inclusive, Field club members were hunting wild flowers in all directions, ignoring the snow, ice, rain and wind. This was the fantastic NYPH results for our Field club. A warm thank you to those all who participated.
To expand your fun a little bit further, I have included the Family name after each plant, so that you could check the Family characters.
NEW YEAR PLANT HUNT
DATE 30, 31 ST DECEMBER 2017 TO 1ST,2ND JANUARY 2018..
RECORDERS=CHRISTINE LUNN, ELIZABETH ELLIOTT,
CAROL SOBKOWIAC, JOHN BUXTON, JILL CUNNINGHAM,
DEREK RISBEY, MARY ATKINSON, FALGUNEE SARKER.
GRID REF=NY063153, NZ278127, NZ2817,NZ306089
NZ302083, NZ297085, NZ261137,NZ259138, NZ276131,
NZ2827615644, NZ2798409941, NZ2499813918.
Poa annua Gramineae
Anisantha sterilis Gramineae
Blackthorn (also Sloe)
Prunus spinosa Rosaceae
Tussilago farfara Asteraceae
Stellaria media Caryophyllaceae
Cerastium fontanum Caryophyllaceae
Senecio jacobaea Asteraceae
Anthriscus sylvestris Apiaceae
Bellis perennis Asteraceae
Taraxacum officinale agg. Asteraceae
Tanacetum parthenium Asteraceae
Veronica chamaedrys Scrophulariaceae
Ulex eurpaeus Fabaceae
Glechoma hederacea Lamiaceae
Senecio vulgaris Asteraceae
Cardamine hirsuta Brassicaceae
Corylus avellana Betulaceae
Galium mollugo Rubiaceae
Geranium robertianum Geraniaceae
Heracleum sphondylium Asteraceae
Ilex aquifolium Aquifoliaceae
Hedera helix Araliaceae
Cymbalaria muralis Scrophulariaceae
Ranunculus ficaria Ranunculaceae
Crepis paludosa Asteraceae
Lolium perenne Gramineae
Euphorbia peplus Euphorbiaceae
Chamomilla sauveolens Asteraceae
Lamium purpureum Lamiaceae
Matricaria perforata Asteraceae
Capsella bursa-pastoris Brassicaceae
Sonchus oleraceus Asteraceae
Galanthus nivalis Liliaceae
Cerastium glomeratum Caryophyllaceae
Euphorbia helioscopia Euphorbiaceae
Wavy Bitter-cress (also Wood Bitter-cress)
Cardamine flexuosa Brassicaceae
Lamium album Lamiaceae
Petasites fragrans Asteraceae
Wood Avens ( See Herb Bennet)
Geum urbanum Rosaceae
Achillea millefolium Asteraceae
NEW YEAR PLANT HUNT 2018
*Pick one day between 30th December and 2nd January 2018.
* Record wild and naturalised plants in FLOWER. (No garden plants.)
* For tree=open catkin, for grasses=open florets, stigma, anthers on show.
* Write down the name of the place you are recording.
* Record maximum 3 hours in one site. You could stop for tea break or comfort break but the total time for a site should be 3 hours.
* If you can not identify the plant, take a photograph and I could help.
* If there are no plants in flower in a place you visited, please record “NIL” and let me have that information.
* Please forward all your records to Fal.
This observation and recording will help to build a picture of which wild and naturalised plants are in bloom at New Year across Britain.
Thank you to every one that has taken part so far.
Monday 6 November 2017
This week members’ reports covered much activity at RSPB Saltholme: Starling murmurations, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Black Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Golden Plover, Little Egret and Great White Egret. A collection of fungi fruiting bodies from Bearpark, Durham was put on display.
Monday 6 November 2017
Robin Daniels of Tees Archaeology gave an illustrated talk on “The Medieval Towns and Villages of The Tees Valley”. The Medieval Villages such as Cowpen Bewley, Eppleby, Carlton in Cleveland and Middridge were all built to the same layout of a village green with farmsteads and access roads down either side. Back lanes behind the farms provided access to the fields. Churches would be sited close to manor houses.
Writer: Fleur E Miles
Monday 16 October 2017
This week, Members reported:- Sparrow Hawk and Buzzards in Richmond, Red Admirals and Ladybirds in Darlington. A mammal survey held at RSPB Saltholme recorded Pigmy Shrew, Common Shrew, Short Tailed Voles, and House Mouse. Water Pipits, Pintails and Cattle Egret had also been spotted at Saltholme.