Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Around St Davids

After an unplanned trip to St Justinians' to see the Lesser Grey Shrike on Monday, the good weather was right for a look for some wildlife while in this area of diverse habitat.
At the south end of Dowrog Common (SM771 263) we were rewarded with some Small Red Damsels, a nationally scarce species.
Some plants on the common were new to us. This, I think, is Lesser Water Plantain.
but still struggling with the ID of this...
On to Ivor's pond (SM753 271), a good spot for Black-tailed Skimmers. Several were basking on the rocky path between the ponds and one pair in a mating wheel.

A good day out, with plenty of common butterflies and damsels seen too.
(Wendy J and Paul G, pictures Dyfed J)

1 comment:

  1. The 2nd flower is a Bog Pimpernel (thanks to Janet A for the ID)