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Today already looks like its going to be jam-packed with fun finds. Walks already on the schedule:

10:30 Fungus foray

11:00 Plants and trees / wildflowers

11:30 Birds / lichens

12:00 Plants and trees

13:30 Pond dipping

We’ll be sure to cover the big discoveries here on the blog but if you are free come down and join the fun!

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David Brown examining the holly leaf miner

David Brown examining the holly leaf miner

Finding the species is just the first hurdle. Identifying the species can prove more difficult! We joined David Brown in the struggle to ID a holly leaf miner. There was confusion as to whether subspecies are recognised in the UK.

After much research and head scratching, the answer was given by the Natural History Museum which led to our miner being identified simply as Phytomyza ilicis as no subspecies are found in the UK. Unfortunately this only adds one to our total tally!

Holly leaf with miner

Holly leaf with miner

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So, you’re a member of the BioBlitz team and you come across an insect that you’re unsure how to identify. It looks unusual, so you think it might be something new. How do you get it to the experts?

Simple, just carefully pop it in a tube and stick it in your pocket! Here is a bee which had some different markings, so it’s making a journey to the team in the lab as we speak!

Solitary bee

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Trying to catalogue as many species as possible in a given area isn’t really all that easy. We came across these volunteers in the middle of a field, having a go at butterflies. Check out the video to see how it all gets done!

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