|Two male fallow deer - Photo from Bushnell trail camera.|
However there were plenty of surprises for me:
- the sheer number and variety of species in our garden
- how beautiful and strange grasses are under a magnifying glass
- we have liverworts between the paving slabs - the last time I paid attention to one of those, I was studying their weird lifecycle at school more than quarter of a century ago
- the wonderful and colourful variety of insect life in our garden and how little I know about it.
|Mint moth - about 13 mm - tiny with beautifully intricate markings.|
It is very motivating knowing that there are hundreds of others doing the same thing. Also the BioBlitz organisers had set up mechanisms to help people identify their finds via tweets or the iSpot website.
|Extract from BioBlitz Info Centre (5th June 2014).|
|Recorder's League. Extract from iRecord, 5 June 2014.|
So next year, I’ll be back. Meanwhile, this is me, recording wildlife in our garden ...