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Skye's the Limit

Gibster's picture

So I've been living on the Isle of Skye for over a week now (slight contrast to Southampton and the Scillies!) and I've started a Blog.

Essentially it's all about my Pan-species Listing roughly 600 miles north of my usual haunts.

Have a look and see what I've seen so far this week!  http://uigboy.blogspot.co.uk/

This is where I found 'aquatic' centipedes a few days back.......

Pan listing species parameters - at home and abroad

Having received a number of comments concerning my recent up-load of species scores onto the Pan Listers Facebook site, I thought I might write a blog concerning my lists, the reasons I make them and some of the conditions I apply. Although of interest to, I believe, a very few, I am as concerned about world listing as I am about more local UK or British Isles listing. Personally I do not keep a garden, or county list in any group, but that is my choice as are all the conditions under which I keep my record totals. I do keep a year list, as I believe this keeps me on my toes in species...

Hi all

Hi everyone. Just joined the site. I have been keeping a PSL for about 5 years now but work has prevented me from doing much on it. Decided that he best way to slap myself back in to action was to join this site. The totals I have put up are somewhat provisional in that they are from about two years ago but I'm hoping to update them over the coming months and get out and see some new stuff. I'm lucky in that I am a biochemist in a biology department here in Plymouth which gives me access to resources and lots of organisms on field trips but it also means my time is often limited. As many,...

Chrysomela vigintipunctata

steve lane's picture

So, it was freshly dead, but I'm sure I imagined one of its tarsi twitching. Found by me in strandline of local-origin tidal refuse at Southwold, Suffolk. Publication on its way, but hopefully this will include news of a local population. I'm on the hunt with Howard Mendel in July, so fingers crossed. In the meantime, if anyone chances on the species in coastal Suffolk, do get in touch. It's a stunner.

TELEPHOTO NOT MACRO LENS REQUIRED!!

Called in to see the Tall Mouse-ear hawkweed in Hungerford. Drew a blank searching the huge wall above the Tesco car park. In desperation got out the bins and there it is standing tall right on top of the immense slab of brick ...waving gracefully as the High speed trains hurtle past. Cant access the railtrack, so a telescope /telescopic lens is essential for a good look. Last time I resorted to such tactics was to tick off Woad clinging to half way up a chalk cliff in a very obliging ladies back garden in Guildford, Surrey!

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