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Ray's Rambles: TRANS-ATLANTIC AND LUNAR-TICKS.
I love this time of the year, it is full of opportunities and surprises. With the dark evenings it is the season of night classes. One of my friends is taking lessons on fungi and her instructor is willing to identify specimens for his class. She took one from our car park for me, it was a southern bracket...
25 Sep 2012
Rays Rambles: Small but beautifully marked
Here's the latest from Ray: I had visions of my 1000th species being something exotic like a bee-eater or white-winged black tern, but in the end I had to settle for a rather plain clouded bordered brindle moth . This was quickly followed by five more from the moth trap, flame wainscot , small...
12 Jun 2012
Ray's Rambles: 50 TO GO
Here's the latest from Ray: The last two weeks have been very interesting. The icy weather has resulted in some great views of our winter wildlife. I've had close-ups of 5 mammal species, chinese water deer , muntjac , weasel , brown hare and common seal , plus a series of good bird sightings...
15 Feb 2012
Ray's Rambles: Death in the night
The first thing I do every morning when I arrive at Titchwell is to check the gents toilet walls for insects and spiders. (Luckily not many people have witnessed this odd behaviour!) Apart from the potential for losing friends, it has netted me several species on my wildlife list, the latest two being...
5 Dec 2011
Ray's Rambles: Sprawlers, Streakers and Dead Men's Fingers
The exceptionally mild weather has encouraged me to spend more time than usual on the reserve during the last fortnight. It also tempted a young lady to completely strip off and go skinny-dipping, but she wasn't the streaker in my title. My streak , and the sprawler , were two of the six new moths...
7 Nov 2011
Ray's Rambles: The Four Seasons
What an extraordinary fortnight. With temperatures ranging from 12c to 29c, no wonder our wildlife has been confused! Four new species have found their way onto my list, which now stands at 909. Three were moths: pink-barred sallow , black rustic and satellite; and one was a plant - wild marjoram . The...
10 Oct 2011
Ray's Rambles: Bats, bitterns and car park dwellers
Our reserve has come up with another 13 species to raise my list total to 899. Four new moths - cream wave , white-line dart , square-spot rustic and frosted orange - came via the moth trap. I have always maintained that not enough attention is paid to the wildlife in the car park, and the last few...
21 Sep 2011
Ray's Rambles: Thank you Mrs Beckett
Despite already reaching his target of 800 species, Ray is continuing to find new flora and fauna to add to his amazing list of finds... Spending a morning with Gillian Beckett, co-author of The Flora of Norfolk , and her husband Ken was a real treat for me. They very soon sorted out the ferns that...
20 Jul 2011
Ray's Rambles: What a turn-up!
As Ray nears his target of 800 species, he proves that no stone should be left unturned when on the hunt for wildlife at Titchwell Marsh. To get the best out of the reserve, there are plenty of events and lots of different areas to explore which can open your eyes to all sorts of wildlife. This...
20 Jun 2011
Sorry no common name. Found in the moth trap this morning. Its a common one but I've not knowingly seen it before. Shot is not great and has been heavily cropped. Would have preferred not to hand hold it but needs must.
25 Jul 2010
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