Hammerwich Treasure

Hammerwich Treasure
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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Found in a lawn

Coprinus atramentaria Common Ink CapGalerina pumila Dwarf Bell. Poisonous.Lacrymaria lacrymabunda Weeping WidowStropharia aeruginosa Verdigris RoundheadMucilago crustacea Dog slick slime mould (2)Mucilago crustacea Dog slick slime mould (1)

Common Ink Cap, Dwarf Bell, Weeping Widow, Verdigris Roundhead and two photos of a slime mould in different phases (yellow to white and then blackening).

Friday, 14 July 2017

Ichneumon wasp, Diphyus quadripunctorius.

Diphyus quadripunctorius female 10th Jult 2017DSCF7702

Only 8 records reliably known for UK and most are from Nottinghamshire. It is a new record for Staffordshire. It was seen on 10th July and its id verified by Gavin Broad of the Natural History Museum.

Dipper from the river Onny in Shropshire

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Regal piercer and small mottled willow

49.375 Pammene regiana 5th July 2017Small mottled willow 5th July 2017 

The left regal piercer is a first for Hammerwich and there have only been 5 area records in Staffs since 1995.

The small mottled willow is a migrant and is seen more in coastal areas. There have been 7 area records in Staffs since 1995.