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Species Information

This page will contain photos and information on all the New Species.


If we run out of new species we will use this page to display information on some of the species found in the Dene.





Total Number of Recorded Species in the Brierdene  31/03/2018

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 Groups  Number
 Arachnids
  31
  Bats    3
  Birds
   125
  Bugs & Beatles    47
    Bumblebees - Bees - Solitary Bees    13
Butterflies    21
   Centipedes    1
Crustaceans    5
   Dragonflies    6
Fish and Amphibians    5
  Flies    48
  Fungi    39
Harvestman    2
  Ladybirds    8
Mammals    9
  Molluscs    9
Lichen, Liverworts Mosses and Slime
Moulds
   121
  Moths & Miners   151
  Plants, Bushes & Trees    321
  Reptiles     1
  Wasps    8
 Worms    11
   


No new species were found during February

     

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This plant was found just below the top of the  southern bank of the burn during our litter pick on the links

     

Common name Pelargonium, geranium


Botanical name
Pelargonium


Group
Houseplants, bedding or greenhouse plants

 
Flowering time
Mainly spring-summer


Height and spread
10-90cm (4in-3ft) by 7-50cm (3-20in)


Aspect
Most need full sun, some tolerate partial shade


Hardiness
Tender

This one is a bit of a Mystery as these pelargonium geraniums are not expected to survive the average British winter.


This one was quite small  - its height was only 1.5 inches (2.5cm) and its spread was 2.5 inches (6.0cm).


Its unlikey that it grew from a seed as it is too early for it to flower and usually when grown from seed they require a protective environment such as a heated greenhouse.


It does not appear to be freshly planted, so its done very well to survive the winter we have just had.