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Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society3 months ago
It’s all about the red damsel flies this weekend! Did anyone else see a mass emergence on the 26th? #damselfly #damselfliesofinstagram #red #nature #naturephotography #conservation #gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society3 months ago
Moths are often underrated. Here is a herald moth and lobster moth from Barrie’s garden. The latter is named owing to the crustacean like appearance of the caterpillar 🐛 🦞 #lobster #herald #mothsofinstagram #stunning #spring #nature #conservation #wildlife #garden #gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society3 months ago
The Silver Cloud moth. Nationally scarce, but at home in the Severn Vale #mothsofinstagram #moths #nature #conservation #wildlife #gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society
Gloucestershire Naturalists' Society3 months ago
Here is a photo of a branch with several lichens, including Ramalina farinacea, at Nagshead in the Forest of Dean. When this particular lichen grows as luxuriantly as this you can be sure that pollution levels are low. There are several fairly similar-looking species, but the characteristics of this particular one are:
Flattened thallus straps, equally green on both sides when damp because the algal component is evenly distributed.
Neat oval soralia (bodies producing powdery soredia that are for vegetative reproduction) restricted to the edge of the straps rather than the middle of the flat surface.
The close-up photos are from specimens from scrub woodland below Haresfield Beacon where the air must be similarly clean. Juliet Bailey is the county recorder and happy to assist with tricky identifications #lichen #lichensofinstagram #nature #airpollution #cleanair #conservation #wildlife #gloucestershire
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