Smockmill Common, 22 March 2024

I spent a couple of hours having a mooch around Smockmill Common at Saxlingham Nethergate yesterday. Concentrating on the wet areas by the River Tas I found a few items of interest amongst the dead reed stems and emerging comfrey plants. 

There were snails everywhere with White-lipped Snail, Amber Snail, Garden Snail and Copse Snail, the latter being a new one for me. On the comfrey I found the rather strange-looking and moth-like Pneumia nubila, the cranefly Limnophila schranki and Nettle Plant Bug, Liocoris tripustulatus. One Common Toad, Mistle Thrush, Tapered Drone Fly and Hairy-footed Flower Bee were the best of the rest.

                                                                                                                                     Copse Snail
                                                                                                                               White-lipped Snail
                                                                                                                                Pneumia nubila
                                                                                                                               Limnophila schranki
                                                                                                                                Nettle Plant Bug

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