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  1. dw1305

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    Hi all, The Callitriche looks really healthy, it might be C. hamulata, but they are difficult to ID. The Hydrocotyle isn't H. vulgaris, but an invasive alien, I assume that it is <"Floating Pennywort"> (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) from its growth habit. Edit: I should have said it looks a...
  2. dw1305

    River life photos

    H all, You are meant to be able to de-bone them, but it was pre-WWW and I never found anybody who knew how to do it. I don't fish now, so it is too late for me. Now YouTube is your friend. cheers Darrel
  3. dw1305

    River life photos

    Hi all, Lots of lovely little, very sharp, Y shaped ones scattered throughout the flesh. When I fished I used to eat the 3 - 4 kg sized ones in the winter as "fish cakes", but some bones always got through. cheers Darrel
  4. dw1305

    River life photos

    Hi all, Brilliant, Norfolk Hawker. I've never lived in the right part of England to see one. cheers Darrel
  5. dw1305

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    Hi all, The <"Welsh Marches"> (along E. border with England) and in <"N. Wales, ringing Snowdonia">. Edward I's castles are the famous ones, like Harlech, Caernarfon etc. Henry V was born in Monmouth and Henry VII in Pembroke. I'm English, but grew up very close to Wales, where <"every...
  6. dw1305

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    Hi all, Snowdonia is pretty wet. It is often better earlier in the year (April, May and June), but there is some really good bits of coast (Morfa Harlech) and the Lleyn peninsula and Anglesey tend to be a bit drier. The Southern side of Snowdonia is a lot quieter, and peaks like the...
  7. dw1305

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    Hi all, You are just rubbing it in now. cheers Darrel
  8. dw1305

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    Hi all, I think I'm already <"too decrepit"> for that. cheers Darrel
  9. dw1305

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    Hi all, Brilliant, I haven't been to <"either place since the 1980s">, but the Brick works looks just the same. I want to go back to both of them (and Parys mountain) before I'm too decrepit. cheers Darrel
  10. dw1305

    My brownie ghost 2011

    Hi all, We have a few <"Hydra"> threads. As a safer alternative fenbendazole <"Panacur"> is very effective against both Hydra and Planaria. I used to have a <"Hydra tank">, It had various "growing out fry" and then Trichopsis pumila, and they mainly got micro-worms and Daphnia. Hydra love...
  11. dw1305

    My brownie ghost 2011

    Hi all, I like your moss and stripy Ostracods as well. cheers Darrel
  12. dw1305

    Beach and what it has awarded me

    Hi all, It is a Passiflora sp, so a lot of them have edible fruit (Passion fruit, Granadilla etc.). cheers Darrel
  13. dw1305

    Beach and what it has awarded me

    Hi all, I can't do the grass, but the creeper looks like it might be <"Ipomoea pes-caprae">. cheers Darrel
  14. dw1305

    Beach and what it has awarded me

    Hi all, In temperate regions what would be the Coconut Palm/ Mangrove zone in the Tropics is largely comprised of mono-cotyledons, many of them grasses. The two most prominent ones are Marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) on coastal <"sand dunes"> and the Cord or Rice-grasses (Spartina spp.) in...
  15. dw1305

    Post Your Pics & Videos of the Great Outdoors

    Hi all, Batham looking east towards Thurlestone? The green algae is Ulva lactuca ("Sea Lettuce"), and the Brown seaweed (in the near ground) is Fucus spiralis ("Twisted Wrack"). I think the grooves in the rock (Old Red Sandstone) are "ripple marks" from when the rock was laid down ~400,000,000...
  16. dw1305

    The Epson Panoramic Photography Awards 2017

    Hi all, I liked that one as well, the plant is Paepalanthus (bromelioides?). A weird Eriocaulon like thing. Not too sure about downtown Dubai. cheers Darrel
  17. dw1305

    My LFS visit - Tre Aqua

    Hi all, That one is a terrarium, and none of them are aquatic plants. I can see two Fittonia cultivars (pink and white marbled leaf). The two plants that look like conifers, are conifers. The bottom one looks like a dwarf form Chamaecyparis obtusa, but there are plenty to similar ones with...
  18. dw1305

    Look what wandered into our back garden

    Hi all, You might get Chinese Water Deer as well, if there are old brick, or gravel, pits near you. cheers Darrel
  19. dw1305

    Look what wandered into our back garden

    Hi all, Brilliant, that is a fantastic sighting. There are plenty of Roe deer, often in quite <"urban situations">, but they are nocturnal and often people don't realise they are there. All the Roses etc at work have two distinct browse lines, a low one which is the Muntjac deer and a higher...
  20. dw1305

    The Stone Tree Trunk!

    Hi all, If it is the same age as the Glasgow Museum "Fossil Grove" it is Carboniferous, and about 325 million years old. cheers Darrel
  21. dw1305

    African Rivers

    Hi all, Nice. It is a macroscopic algae, a <"Charophyte">. cheers Darrel
  22. dw1305

    Ireland Grand Canal underwater video

    Hi all, I think it is a "Charophyte", something like Nitella flexilis. <"Ireland has a lot of different species of Chara etc,"> because they like clean, often calcareous water. cheers Darrel
  23. dw1305

    If ADA did sea cliffs - holiday snap

    Hi all, It is all limestone and "shell sand", so it would raise pH. Snap, the scones were good last time I was there. The cafe in Bosherston is OK as well, and the "Stackpole Inn" does reasonable meals. If your interested in native plants there are a few more unusual ones on the dunes...
  24. dw1305

    If ADA did sea cliffs - holiday snap

    Hi all, Yes, it is Carboniferous limestone. I actually know exactly where the photo was taken. It is Stackpole Warren from the beach at Broadsands, looking E, just past the S. end of the freshwater lagoon. We used to run a Field Course from Orielton FSC centre, and one of the sites we...
  25. dw1305

    how to set up the camera for testing aquarium lights

    Hi all, It is funny I was looking at an artcile about this in National Geographic a couple of days ago <"Men and women really do see things differently">. There is also quite a bit in Dawkin's "The Ancestor's Tale" on colour vision. I think it will be the majority of women who have better...
  26. dw1305

    how to set up the camera for testing aquarium lights

    Hi all, I like the top "green one" (10,000 & 6500K), the greens look a "bit washed" out on the pinker images. cheers Darrel
  27. dw1305

    Lunar hornet moth

    Hi all, Brilliant, definitely a Lunar Hornet Moth. The Hornet Moth (Sesia apiformis) is even bigger, with more yellow on it and a much rarer beast all around. I've only ever seen one Lunar Hornet, although they are apparently quite widespread <http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=371>. cheers...
  28. dw1305

    Beautiful Yakushima Forests

    Hi all, Very funny, I nearly ticked "like", but then paranoia set in. cheers Darrel
  29. dw1305

    Bird/Wildlife Photography

    Hi all, Not a photographer, but I know a few fanatical ones. Have a look at <CVL BIRDING>, <Digiscoping > & <gear and processing>. cheers Darrel
  30. dw1305

    Cricket not always rained off

    Somewhere near a Heuchera. My guess would be Tiarella "Pink Skyrocket"? cheers Darrel
  31. dw1305

    Cricket not always rained off

    Brilliant, Female Dark Bush-Cricket (Pholidoptera griseoaptera), a common one and often in gardens etc (along with the Speckled Bush-Cricket). Another couple to look out for are Roesel's Bush-cricket and the Long-winged Conehead (what a great name), both recently spread across most of Southern...
  32. dw1305

    moth

    Hi all, Thorns are a bit tricky, but that one is definitely a male Canary-shouldered Thorn (Ennomos alniaria) <Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria - UKMoths>. "Sparkweasel"'s moth is a summer migrant to the UK, a "Silver Y" (Autographa gamma): Silver Y Autographa gamma - UKMoths. cheers...
  33. dw1305

    moth

    Hi all, I can do this one, it is a "Jersey Tiger" <Jersey Tiger Euplagia quadripunctaria - UKMoths>. I remember the first one I ever saw was on a Buddleia bush at Stoke Gabriel (just. West of Paignton), you can't tell from the photo, but it is a large butterfly sized moth and I stared at it for...
  34. dw1305

    One that didn't get away........

    Hi all, I only know a few flies, but that is a really easy one to identify, a horse fly, patterned wings and green "sun-glasses". cheers Darrel
  35. dw1305

    One that didn't get away........

    Hi all, It was Chrysops relictus. I try and flick them off rather than killing them, but it feels like some-one has stuck a needle in you if they do bite, and you end up with a huge allergic reaction and it itches so much you can't sleep. I'm in Sweden at the moment and I've been bitten all...
  36. dw1305

    seiryu stone in Bonsai

    Re: seiru stone in Bonsai Hi all, Really nice, Larch (Larix) I think Larch makes an excellent bonsai, and I believe is often the last tree (L. laricina, L. sibirica) at the tree line in Canada, Siberia etc, at the northern edge of the Taiga, where the trees will be natural bonsai. I've seen...
  37. dw1305

    Flowering

    Hi all, I think the bifurcated white flower spike probably means that it is Aponogeton ulvaceus hybrid. cheers Darrel
  38. dw1305

    Flowering

    Hi all, I like Aponogeton, you could try pollinating it with a soft paint brush, although I think a lot of A. crispus/undulatus type plants are hybrids and sterile. cheers Darrel
  39. dw1305

    Nature pictures

    Hi all, Lovely photo's, I think they look like a Grouse, so presumably Hazel Hen (Bonasa bonasia) too small? (which we don't get in the UK) or the bigger Black Grouse (Tetrao tetrix). If they are really big then they might be female Capercallie (Tetrao urogallus)? We do get Black Grouse and...
  40. dw1305

    Nannacara Taenia

    Hi all, Yes, it is a "Damselfly" rather than a "Dragonfly", they are all the same (Odonata) but Damselfly are "Zygoptera" and Dragonflies "Anisoptera", main difference is the size and the way the wings are held, open in Dragonflies, closed over the back in Damsels. Ischnura elegans (below) is...
  41. dw1305

    Nannacara Taenia

    Hi all, They are lovely little fish, the local MA had some in and I was very tempted to buy a pair. I believe they are quite feisty for such a small fish. The Dragonfly looks interesting, my first thought was that it was Ischnura elegans, but it may be something a lot more exotic. cheers Darrel
  42. dw1305

    Nelumbo for a photo shoot

    Hi all, There are some Nelumbo plants by the pool in the Tropical Biome of the Princess of Wales pavilion at RBG Kew, but I can't remember them flowering. Last summer I saw some stonking specimens outside, which would have been perfect, but they were at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart. cheers Darrel
  43. dw1305

    Close up Insects not quite macro

    Hi all, The link on Lisa's post is a good one. The other Bumblebee to look out for in S. Britain is the tree nesting Bombus hypnorum, that has arrived from the continent since about 2000. I saw one yesterday at our allotment on the rapsberry flowers, so they have reached at least Wiltshire, and...
  44. dw1305

    Close up Insects not quite macro

    Hi all, Lovely photos, I can add a few I.D's. The large green Dragonfly is a female Emperor (Anax imperator) she is laying her eggs. The other brown Dragonfly is a Brown Hawker Aeshna grandis. The Damselfly is a male, he is probably the Common Blue Damsel Enallagma cyathigerum, as he only looks...
  45. dw1305

    Extra Lighting - what would you buy?

    Hi all, I'm not a photographer, but there is a poster on Planet Catfish - Harvaard Stoere who takes amazing pictures of his L. numbers. I'll post a link to one of his threads, but I can't rememeber which one talks about his lighting set-up...
  46. dw1305

    Red kites in mid wales

    Hi all, Were they at the Farm (feeding station) near Rhayader? cheers Darrel
  47. dw1305

    Plant pics at Tatton park

    Hi all, I did a degree in Botany, and I worked for a long time in Horticulture (including some curation of plant collections) so I picked up a lot of the names. Knowing where to start is the tricky bit, for "Glasshouse plants" I'd recommend "The Garden Plant Series - Conservatory and Indoor...
  48. dw1305

    Spring in Oakley Woods.

    Hi all, Yes, real Sorrel (and the posher "French Sorrel") is a herb, Rumex acetosella, the leaf tastes of vinegar because of the acetic acid it contains, as does the leaf of "Wood Sorrel" Oxalis acetosella. Try them they are quite sharp. Wood Sorrel is an indicator of "Ancient Woodlands", and...
  49. dw1305

    Plant pics at Tatton park

    Hi all, I can put names to a few of the mosses and plants, the moss in pic 2. is a "Hair Moss" (Polytrichum), the moss in pic 3. is probably Brachythecium sp. the plant in pic 4. is Helxine (Soleirolia) soleirolii, pics 6 & 7 look like a Selaginella species, the fern is probably Woodwardia...
  50. dw1305

    Spring in Oakley Woods.

    Hi all, Lovely, I think the Clover may be Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella), it is the right habitat, and it has those pale green translucent leaves. cheers Darrel
  51. dw1305

    Doorstep Frog

    Hi all, Here's my frog photo from a very warm night in the garden a few years ago, it could have been even better as when I shone the torch on them there were 4 frogs at 90o from each other, but 2 had "escaped" before the photo. I used to quite often find frogs in the bucket (it is always full...
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