Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A beach in Ireland

No updates on the site for a while - in Ireland - and I spent a windy, wet morning on a beach near Roscarbery looking for Sea Pea - reported there in 1999. No sign - but Atriplex on the shoreline and Sea Holly past its best further up (will appear on the site when I get the pictures done).

Clearly a site to revisit next June / July if possible.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Autumn Squill

Some of the most rewarding flowers are to be found in spring or (early) autumn (IMHO). Scilla autumnalis made the 70 mile trip to Brixham quite worthwhile (and I got Goldilocks Aster as well - very local near here I am told but I've never found it).

The Scilla is a beautiful little gem that grows abundantly on the cliff tops of the area - and apparently its spring flowering cousin should be there next spring.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Changes afoot

As the busy season of flower finding / identification / photographing comes to an end it's time to review the site - it's a lot larger now than a year ago and some changes are needed.

The Indexes need some thought and it probably doesn't make sense any more that non-vascular famnilies are mixed in with the "main ones of interest" in the family index for instance.

On that subject i have reached 96 of 126 vascular plant familes (native to UK) represented on the site. Must review the chances of getting a representative of the remaining 30 !