To day a small group of us joined Steve looking under the boards that have been down for the past year.
Some of the boards were new and Steve was interested in seeing if anything had moved in.
On the way round, birds and berries were noted. We did not look under every board, but the ones lifted , there wildlife was recorded.
Last year the whole place got wiped out in the Christmas floods, so it was going to be interesting to see if the wildlife had come back.
We were hoping to spot a mouse, plenty of evidence they were using the board, storing food, or a place to eat, there were holes and "runs" through the soil.
Most boards had Slugs, Land Snails , a few woodlice and best of all we got to see a Newt.
On returning home one of the smaller snail photos caught my eye, not realising on the day.
|Hairy Snail - Trochulus hispidus|
I had photographed a Hairy Snail ! not seen one before, they are much smaller than the White-lipped snail and properly over looked. The Millipede turned out to be a new species for me too.
|Blue Roundhead (Stropharia caerulea|
|Common Flat-backed Millipede (polydesmus sp)|
This was the last walk of the year :(
next walk will be to the pub :))))