Ninety plant species found on Ely Common!

On Saturday 23 July, 16 of our members visited Ely Common to survey the plants growing there and to collect important baseline data on the species that occur. Working with Dr Edmund Tanner from Cambridge University, we identified an incredible 90 species on the Common including Lady’s Bedstraw, Adderstongue Fern and Yorkshire Fog. Thanks to all those who took part and made the day a great success. A number of interesting animals were also spotted during the day such as the Essex Skipper butterfly, Elephant Hawkmoth and Roesel’s Bushcricket. (Image copyright: R Dixon)