Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fern eggs

The 'eggs' at the base of one of the golden-scaled male ferns (Dryopteris affinis) are already swelling, though they will not unfurl into fronds until well after those of the the evergreen male fern (Dryopteris felix-mas) which also grows in Medlar Wood.

Two new insects today from the square metre itself: the fly Heteromyza rotundicornis and the rove beetle Anotylus rugosus. It really is spring in winter.

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