Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Slipping down the league

The more popular this pan-species lark gets, the further down the list I go. If I were a man I would learn all of my mosses, liverworts and lichens, befriend an insect expert, string like hell and haul my sorry ass up into the play-off positions (that's 3rd - 6th for you non-Football types). Fat chance...

1st: Jonty Denton (10,535)
2nd: Dave Gibbs (9,506)
3rd: Mark Telfer (6,169)
4th: Malcolm Storey (5,284)
5th: John Palmer (5,280)
6th: Graeme Lyons (3,713)
7th: Martin Harvey (3,681)
8th: Sarah Patton (3,327)
9th: Nicola Bacciu (3,253)
10th: Matt Prince (3,217)
11th: Jonathan Newman (3,013)
12th: Steve Gale (3,012)
13th: Tony Davis (2,953)
14th: Seth Gibson (2,495)
15th: Rob Woodall (2,328)
16th: Jeff Blincow (2,170)
17th: Mark Skevington (1,983)
18th: Graham French (1,943)
19th: Stuart Dunlop (1,404)
20th: Josh Jenkins-Shaw (1,342)
21st: Clive Washington (1,060)
22nd: Sami Webster (900)
23rd: Robert Smith (894)
24th: James Harding-Morris (876)

To read more about this heroic list of competitors, click on their names for an entertaining read.

4 comments:

  1. Perhaps your cat has some interesting fleas or maybe you need to get into bacteria! Just a thought Steve?

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  2. There is a flaw in your masterplan Jerry - bacteria don't count! On the other hand, cat's fleas do...

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  3. With a wide remit of the whole of the UK, maybe a trip north of the border is a good idea?

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  4. You don't really need to travel far to rack up a big pan-species list: Jennifer Owen recorded at least 2,673 species (covering all wildlife groups) in her Leicester garden over a 30-year period!

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