Monday, 4 April 2011

(Whisper it), it's a Pan-species post


It's been a while since I mentioned my Pan-species list. The last time I did, it produced a stream of bile from a self-procalimed 'normal person' in Kent. So, if you don't like the idea of blokes identifying anything that moves (and plenty of other things that don't), look away now...

At the moment, my list stands on 2671, comprising:
Flora (1360), Moths (675), Butterflies (50), Birds (370), Dragonflies (33), Fungi (28), Mammals (32), Marine life (11), Other invertebrates (56), Amphibians (5), Reptiles (4), Fish (17), Snails (4), Mosses, lichens and liverworts (23), Grasshoppers (2), Others (1).

I could have added many species over the weekend, especially when walking through the knee-high emerging vegetation at Beddington, where plenty of small beetles, spiders and other creepy-crawlies were on show, but I had no net, no containers and, if I'm honest, no chanceof pinning a firm id on them. One that didn't get away was the spider Pisaura mirabilis, pictured above.

5 comments:

Alan Tilmouth said...

And you want some of what I'm on LOL!

Anonymous said...

Keep at it, Steve. There`s not enough knowledge in my head for me to have a go.

Steve Gale said...

Alan: I STILL want some of what you were on the other evening!

Dean: the trouble is, the knowledge in my head has a habit of leaking out...

Sarah said...

Hi Steve

Don't see TOO many new species or you will be catching up with me! LOL

Sarah

Steve Gale said...

No chance Sarah. And sorry about suggesting that Pan-species listing was a 'blokes' thing as it clearly isn't! I hope you add a heap of species to yours this year.