Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1151
Along with the Monterey Pine, the Monterey Cypress was a very popular tree in late Victorian times and there are many mature ones around the town. Unlike so many of them, this fine tree has been allowed to grow and not had its top cut back, compare it with the tree across the road.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1152
Monterey Cypress trees are very fast growing, they are one of the original parents of the Lelandii hedge hybrid, which was fine when they were being planted in large Victorian and Edwardian gardens. As the town has become more crowded many of these elegant giants have been topped out and pruned to keep them in check. Generally this spoils a potentially elegant tree, compare this strange specimen with tree 1151 across the road.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1153
A good example of this visitor from California. There are many examples around the town, planted in late Victorian and Edwardian times along with Monterey Pines (no relation) but many have been distorted by unsympathetic pruning because the Monterey Cypress grows quickly.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1154
A classic example of development overtaking mature trees. Planted about 100 years ago in the large garden of the Fortfield Hotel. The hotel was burned down and demolished some years ago and has been replaced by several blocks of apartments. The magnificent Monterey Cypress now has regular pruning to prevent interference with the buildings. This could have been avoided if the developers had chosen to give it space.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1155
It is good to see one of these visitors from California having room to grow without being topped out. Whoever planted it could perhaps have thought about how large the trunk would grow because it is now pushing the wall over.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1156
Bickwell Valleys status as a conservation area is partly because of the trees and this Monterey Cypress shows why. Unlike many specimens around the town, this one has the space to grow unhindered and so shows its natural shape.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1160
Like so many of the mature Monterey Cypress trees in the town, this one has had its top removed, if left to nature this tree would probably be at least 5m (15ft) taller.
Native to California, these fast growing conifers first arrived in England in 1847. Experiments with hybrids led to a cross between the Monterey and Nootka Cypresses producing a fast growing and robust hedge tree, the dreaded Leylandii.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)

Observer

jonball25

Date

January 4, 2021

Description

1165
These two conifers are battling for light and the Monterey Cypress is winning with its spreading habit swamping the Lawson's Cypress. The fast growing conifers were introduced from California in mid-Victorian times and became great favourites with Sidmouth gardeners. Hopefully this one will have room to grow to its full height as many of the older trees around town have been topped to keep them in check and this spoils their shape.

Monterey Cypress - Photo (c) ajpena61, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by ajpena61
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Monterey Cypress (Hesperocyparis macrocarpa)
Added on December 28, 2023
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Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

Observer

richard1981

Date

April 10, 2023 02:29 PM BST
Paperbark Maple - Photo (c) Salicyna, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)
Added on November 28, 2023
Leading

Photos / Sounds

What

Ivy-leaved Bellflower (Wahlenbergia hederacea)

Observer

rkl

Date

July 15, 2022 01:00 PM BST
Ivy-leaved Bellflower - Photo (c) Frank Vassen, some rights reserved (CC BY)
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Ivy-leaved Bellflower (Wahlenbergia hederacea)
Added on October 22, 2023
Supporting
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Ivy-leaved Bellflower (Wahlenbergia hederacea)

Observer

rkl

Date

July 15, 2022 01:00 PM BST
Ivy-leaved Bellflower - Photo (c) Frank Vassen, some rights reserved (CC BY)
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Ivy-leaved Bellflower (Wahlenbergia hederaceus [inactive])
Added on October 22, 2023
Maverick
(Inactive Taxon) Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

What

Thin-legged Wolf Spiders (Genus Pardosa)

Observer

rkl

Date

October 9, 2023 12:34 PM BST

Description

In a nettle plant.

Thin-legged Wolf Spiders - Photo (c) Emanuele Santarelli, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by Emanuele Santarelli
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Thin-legged Wolf Spiders (Genus Pardosa)
Added on October 16, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

Observer

rkl

Date

October 9, 2023 01:21 PM BST
Gyrinus - Photo (c) Aleksey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Aleksey
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Genus Gyrinus, a member of Whirligig Beetles (Family Gyrinidae)
Added on October 16, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

European Crane Fly (Tipula paludosa)

Observer

rkl

Date

September 10, 2023 10:57 AM BST

Place

Whitby (Google, OSM)

Description

Male

European Crane Fly - Photo (c) Tina Ellegaard Poulsen, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Tina Ellegaard Poulsen
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: European Crane Fly (Tipula paludosa)
Added on September 28, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Shady Tigress (Athalia lugens)

Observer

rkl

Date

August 23, 2023 01:20 PM BST

Place

Grozone (Google, OSM)
Shady Tigress - Photo (c) Alexander Boldyrev, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alexander Boldyrev
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Shady Tigress (Athalia lugens)
Added on September 26, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

European Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis)

Observer

rkl

Date

August 16, 2023 10:08 AM BST
European Nursery Web Spider - Photo (c) Henk Wallays, all rights reserved
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: European Nursery Web Spider (Pisaura mirabilis)
Added on August 21, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Red Spotted Parasite Fly (Eriothrix rufomaculata)

Observer

rkl

Date

August 10, 2023 10:12 AM BST
Red Spotted Parasite Fly - Photo (c) RUIZ Jean Marc, all rights reserved, uploaded by RUIZ Jean Marc
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Red Spotted Parasite Fly (Eriothrix rufomaculata)
Added on August 15, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Red Spotted Parasite Fly (Eriothrix rufomaculata)

Observer

rkl

Date

July 19, 2023 12:44 PM BST
Red Spotted Parasite Fly - Photo (c) RUIZ Jean Marc, all rights reserved, uploaded by RUIZ Jean Marc
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Red Spotted Parasite Fly (Eriothrix rufomaculata)
Added on July 22, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Thick-legged Flower Beetle (Oedemera nobilis)

Observer

rkl

Date

June 23, 2023 09:56 AM BST

Description

Male

Thick-legged Flower Beetle - Photo (c) Joe Holt, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Joe Holt
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Thick-legged Flower Beetle (Oedemera nobilis)
Added on June 25, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)

Observer

rkl

Date

June 17, 2023 01:07 PM BST
Common Field Grasshopper - Photo (c) Jörg Hempel, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)
Added on June 21, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum)

Observer

rkl

Date

June 14, 2023 09:42 AM BST
Lady's Bedstraw - Photo (c) Degtyarev Nikolai Ivanovich, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Degtyarev Nikolai Ivanovich
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum)
Added on June 18, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Ground Crab Spiders (Genus Xysticus)

Observer

rkl

Date

May 4, 2023 11:07 AM BST

Description

Male.

Common Crab Spider - Photo (c) Tone Killick, all rights reserved, uploaded by Tone Killick
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Common Crab Spider (Xysticus cristatus)
Added on May 6, 2023
Leading

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Flesh Flies (Genus Sarcophaga)

Observer

rkl

Date

May 4, 2023 11:20 AM BST
Common Flesh Flies - Photo (c) Fernando Delgado, all rights reserved, uploaded by Fernando Delgado
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Common Flesh Flies (Genus Sarcophaga)
Added on May 6, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Chocolate Mining Bee (Andrena scotica)

Observer

rkl

Date

May 4, 2023 10:49 AM BST

Description

Female.

Chocolate Mining Bee - Photo (c) Henk Wallays, all rights reserved
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Chocolate Mining Bee (Andrena scotica)
Added on May 6, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Buffish Mining Bee (Andrena nigroaenea)

Observer

rkl

Date

April 3, 2023 01:31 PM BST

Description

Female. Neat orange pollen brush. Black hairs on T6.

Buffish Mining Bee - Photo (c) jlaus, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by jlaus
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Buffish Mining Bee (Andrena nigroaenea)
Added on April 13, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes)

Observer

rkl

Date

April 11, 2023 11:35 AM BST

Description

Male. One of 4-5 still around but starting to look faded.

Hairy-footed Flower Bee - Photo (c) Alexis, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Alexis
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Hairy-footed Flower Bee (Anthophora plumipes)
Added on April 13, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Common Cat's-Ear (Hypochaeris radicata)

Observer

stefandrewe

Date

October 12, 2021 04:01 PM CEST
Common Cat's-Ear - Photo (c) Cat Chang, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Cat Chang
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Common Cat's-Ear (Hypochaeris radicata)
Added on March 28, 2023
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Photos / Sounds

What

Elmleaf Blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius)

Observer

clareinsidford

Date

June 20, 2021 02:53 PM CEST
European Blackberry Complex - Photo (c) Rick Gray, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Rick Gray
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: European Blackberry Complex (Section Rubus)
Added on March 7, 2023
Improving
Added as part of a taxon swap

Photos / Sounds

Observer

rkl

Date

February 16, 2023 03:16 PM GMT

Description

Basking on a bay tree leaf.

Phaonia tuguriorum - Photo (c) Marcello Consolo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
ed-in-sidmouth's ID: Phaonia tuguriorum, a member of House Flies and Allies (Family Muscidae)
Added on February 27, 2023
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