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.
Ouzel Turdus torquatus
Slightly smaller and slimmer than a blackbird - male ring ouzels are
particularly distinctive with their black plumage with a pale wing panel and
striking white breast band. The Ring Ouzel is primarily a bird of the uplands,
where it breeds mainly in steep sided-valleys, crags and gullies, from near sea
level in the far north of Scotland up to 1,200m in the Cairngorms.
Ring Ouzel is our only summer visiting thrush, arriving from its wintering
grounds in the Atlas Mountains of north western Africa
on spring and autumn migration they may be seen away from their breeding areas,
often on the east and south coasts of the UK where they favour short grassy
Ring Ouzel is omnivorous, eating a wide range of insects, earthworms, small
rodents, reptiles and berries.
Pleated Inkcap Parasola plicatilis
You need to get up early in the morning to see
Parasola plicatilis at its very best, because by afternoon the stem usually
begins to collapse under the weight of the darkening cap.
sometimes known as the Little Japanese
is one of the many short-lived grassland fungi that appear overnight following
rain; the fruitbodies develop, expand, shed their spores and decay within 24
hours and by the next morning there is usually no evidence of them ever having
in urban and disturbed habitats such as vacant lots and lawns, as well as
grassy areas from May to November