Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Isle of Wight

Some of the wildlife seen on a trip to the Isle of Wight in August.  

The Field Cow-wheat was taken at one of only four or so sites left in UK and the Wood Calamint at its only UK site. 

Red Squirrels seemed relatively common, now there are several feeding stations. Or are they just easier to see? I didn't see any on our annual summer holidays there as a child but then we did spend a lot of time on the beach.

Field Cow-wheat (Melampyrum arvense

Wood Calamint (Clinopodium menthifolium)

Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)

Long-winged Conehead (Conocephalus discolor)

Fossil Iguanodon dinosaurs foot cast

Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Surrey