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  1. IamFof

    I'm being optimistic asking for an ID

    Thanks. I didn't expect to get an ID as I believe the blues are VERY difficult without a top view.
  2. IamFof

    Any ideas as to ID, please

    Thanks, Butty I've never seen a fern that grew a "flower". They have all produced spores from sori on the leaves. This is growing in a mixed deciduous wood surrounding a reservoir, so the water table can't be too far down.
  3. IamFof

    Dragonfly ID, please

    Apparently, yes, it is a UK spp. Thanks. Much appreciated.
  4. IamFof

    I'm being optimistic asking for an ID

    Spotted in College Reservoir, Falmouth, yesterday. I didn't see it in flight, but the wings appeared dark when it momentarily opened them. Glanced away and it was gone. Bummer! TIA Fof
  5. IamFof

    Dragonfly ID, please

    Spotted LOTS of these at College Reservoir, Falmouth. I presume a male as it kept hawking off then returning after a few seconds. Images of Broad-bodied Chaser are similar, but this doesn't have the yellow on the sides. TIA Fof
  6. IamFof

    Any ideas as to ID, please

    I found this while wandering through a new, to me, Nature Reserve, in S Cornwall. Plant is approx. 5' (150cm) tall, with opposite, compound leaves on long stems. New stems look like the Croziers found on ferns. Old dead stems very similar to old dead fern fronds. Any ideas? Thanks Fof
  7. IamFof

    Any ideas as to the ID of this plant

    Thanks Butty. I found a single Weld (Reseda luteola), in the apology for a lawn, when I bought the place last year. This year another appeared in a different part. Neither of those 2 hold a candle to this one. It is humongous comparerd to them. Ah well. It will have to go, as it is growing at...
  8. IamFof

    Any ideas as to the ID of this plant

    This appeared a while ago, and has just got larger, at quite a rate of knots. My initial suspicion was possibly Rumex crispus (Curled dock), BUT I don't remember ever seeing a specimen as large, or with leaves that have such poorly defined curliness. The rosette is about 40cm across, with each...
  9. IamFof

    4 plants to ID please

    I stand corrected. More haste, less speed, I am afraid. Duhh
  10. IamFof

    4 plants to ID please

    1 is Teazel, either Dipsacus fullonum (Wild Teazel) or Dipsacus fullonum var. sativus ( cultivated fuller's teasel).
  11. IamFof

    ID of seedlings, please

    Hi guys Well the Jasione montana seeds germinated and gave me a great batch of Digitalis, which are now ready to be beheaded before they set seed. Checking over the Cornish Hedge, I have spotted a couple of small Digitalis seedlings, sprouting from between the stones. These will be the native...
  12. IamFof

    Beautiful Demoiselle (?)

    I took a walk today to see if the Beautiful Demoiselle were around. I initially spotted what I thought was a female that appeared to be trying to submerge her abdomen, but was being harrassed by a male. By the time I got into a suitable position he had stopped harrassing her. They were gorgeous...
  13. IamFof

    Hover(?) Fly ID please

    Size is just an estimate. Flower is 35-40mm, and extropolated from that, in broader view. Fof
  14. IamFof

    Hover(?) Fly ID please

    Ha! Ha! :D:D Been there. Done that. (too many times) :unsure: :unsure:
  15. IamFof

    Hover(?) Fly ID please

    I don't know. According to NatureSpot, Chorisops tibialis is only 4-5mm. Much too small, I would have thought.
  16. IamFof

    Hover(?) Fly ID please

    On a Scentless Mayweed flower. Approx 15mm long. TIA Fof
  17. IamFof

    Liverwort

    Popped into a local nursery today. In one of their glasshouses I spotted one of the best "cultivated" Liverworts I've ever seen. I presume it is Marchantia polymorpha (Common Liverwort). If not I'll soon be shot down. :D :D Fof
  18. IamFof

    Frog Arusha NP, Tanzania for ID

    Not a lot of help, I am afraid, but the toes and the body stance points towards a tree frog.
  19. IamFof

    Sedge ID, if possible

    Thanks, James. Yes I agree with Field wood-rush. I'm afraid I didn't make clear was that my comment was more to do with the sometimes(?) dubious quality of the info on the RHS website. Another example of this is Silene dioca "Rollie's Favourite". On the RHS site, this is listed as Name Status...
  20. IamFof

    Sedge ID, if possible

    Thanks, aeshna5 I checked further to be informed by both "The Online Atlas of the British and Irish flora," and Flora of Cornwall (2020) that it is native, and known by various common names. The RHS website, however, lists it as non-native, and with the common name of Australian glow worm...
  21. IamFof

    Sedge ID, if possible

    I found this sedge, growing in Cornwall. The ground is basically grasses with, in places, a sphagnum type moss. Just visible, bottom centre image #2. I strongly suspect that it is seasonally flooded by the Red River which runs at one side. The plant was approx 10cm tall. TIA Fof
  22. IamFof

    Is this Scarlet Tiger Moth caterpillar

    Thanks aeshna5 and KC Not knowing the ID, I did a Google search and found what looked right, labelled as an STM caterpillar. Having been misled by Google, many times, with plant IDs, I thought to double check with some knowledgeable lepidopterists.
  23. IamFof

    Is this Scarlet Tiger Moth caterpillar

    Spotted today, in Hayle, Cornwall, on ????? Can anyone ID the plant, as well. :unsure: TIA Fof Edit: Apologies for posting in wrong forum. Whoops
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