Wildlife of Gosport, Hampshire and Beyond!

John Norton’s wildlife blog and photo gallery

· Species index to photos·

Text and images © J.A. Norton unless otherwise stated. Please contact me if you would like use any of these images on your web site or purchase for publication/reproduction. Comments and enquiries to blog at jnecology dot com.

Vascular plants are indexed by scientific name, but English names are included for most species and can be searched for, though a few are missing and will be added in due course.

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Baeomyces rufus Apr 2016

Peltigera horizontalis Apr 2016



Pellia endiviifolia Sep 2016

Riccia cavernosa Aug 2016


Bartramia pomiformis Apr 2016

Brachythecium wooftabulum Apr 2016

Drepanocladus aduncus May 2016

Hennediella sp. Apr 2016

Leptodon smithii Apr 2016

Leucodon sciuroides Apr 2016

Mnium stellare Apr 2016

Ptychomitrium polyphyllum Apr 2016

Schistostega pennata Apr 2016

Sphagnum subsecundum Oct 2016

Tortella flavovirens May 2016

Vascular plants


Acaena novae-zelandiae Pirri-pirri-bur June 2016

Aira praecox Early Hair-grass May 2016

Allium ampeloprasum June 2016

Allium roseum Rosy Garlic May 2016

Allium trifoliatum May 2016

Allium triquetrum Three-cornered Leek May 2016

Amaranthus hypochondriacus Sep 2016

Amelanchier lamarckii May 2016

Ammi majus Bullwort Aug 2016

Anagallis minima Chaffweed July 2016

Anisantha madritensis May 2016

Aphanes australis May 2016

Apium graveolens Wild CeleryJuly 2016

Azolla filiculoides Water-fern May 2016, June 2016


Bellis perennis Daisy May 2016

Beta vulgaris Beetroot Oct 2016

Bidens ferulifolia Sep 2016

Briza minor June 2016

Bromopsis ramosa Hairy-brome Aug 2016


Callitriche obtusangula Blunt-fruited Water-starwort June 2016 Aug 2016

Calluna vulgaris Heather July 2016

Centaurea cyanus Cornflower Aug 2016

Ceratocapnos claviculata Climbing Corydalis July 2016

Chaenorhinum minus June 2016

Chamaemelum nobile Chamomile Aug 2016 Sep 2016

Chenopodium ficifolium Fig-leaved Goosefoot July 2016

Chenopodium probstii Sep 2016

Chenopodium rubrum Red Goosefoot Oct 2016

Clematis vitalba Traveller’s-joy Oct 2016

Comarum palustre Marsh Cinquefoil June 2016

Cotoneaster integrifolius June 2016

Crambe maritima Sea Kale June 2016 Aug 2016

Crassula tillaea May 2016

Cyperus eragrostis Pale Galingale Sep 2016

Cyperus fuscus Brown Galingale Aug 2016


Datura stramonium Thorn-apple Sep 2016

Digitaria sanguinalis Hairy Finger-grass Sep 2016


Elytrigia juncea Sand Couch June 2016

Epilobium palustre Marsh Willowherb Aug 2016

Erigeron glaucus Seaside Daisy June 2016

Eriophorum angustifolium Common Cottongrass June 2016

Erodium cicutarium Common Stork’s-bill May 2016

Eryngium maritimum Sea-holly Aug 2016

Euonymus europaeus Spindle Oct 2016

Eupatorium cannabinum Hemp-agrimony Aug 2016

Euphorbia exigua Dwarf Spurge June 2016

Euphorbia lathyris Caper Spurge Sep 2016

Euphrasia pseudokerneri July 2016


Filago minima June 2016

Filago vulgaris Common Cudweed May 2016


Galinsoga quadriradiata Shaggy-soldier Sep 2016

Galium parisiense Wall Bedstraw May 2016, June 2016

Geranium sanguineum Bloody Crane’s-bill May 2016

Glaucium flavum Yellow Horned-poppyJune 2016

Gnaphalium luteoalbum Jersey Cudweed June 2016

Groenlandia densa Opposite-leaved Pondweed Aug 2016


Holcus mollis Creeping Soft-grass July 2016

Hordeum marinum Sea Barley Aug 2016

Hordeum secalinum Meadow Barley June 2016 Aug 2016

Hypericum elodes Bog St John’s-wort July 2016

Hypochaeris glabra Smooth Cat’s-ear May 2016


Impatiens capensis Orange Balsam May 2016

Impatiens glandulifera Indian Balsam May 2016

Iris pseudacorus Yellow Iris May 2016


Lactuca virosa June 2016

Lathyrus latifolius Broad-leaved Everlasting-pea June 2016

Lathyrus tuberosus Tuberous Pea Aug 2016

Leontodon hispidus Rough Hawkbit July 2016

Lepidium latifolium Dittander July 2016 Sep 2016

Lepidium ruderale June 2016

Linaria maroccana Moroccan Toadflax Sep 2016

Lotus angustissimus Slender Bird’s-foot-trefoil May 2016

Lotus subbiflorus Hairy Bird’s-foot-trefoil June 2016


Malva neglecta Dwarf Mallow Oct 2016

Misopates orontium June 2016

Moenchia erecta Upright Chickweed May 2016

Myosotis discolor Changing Forget-me-not May 2016

Myosotis ramosissima Early Forget-me-not May 2016

Myosurus minimus May 2016

Myriophyllum verticillatum Whorled Water-milfoil July 2016


Nicandra physalodes Apple-of-Peru Sep 2016

Nicotiana sp. Tobacco-plant Sep 2016

Nymphoides peltata Fringed Water-lily May 2016


Onobrychis viciifolia Sainfoin June 2016

Ophioglossum vulgatum Adder’s-tongue May 2016

Ophrys apifera Bee Orchid June 2016

Orobanche hederae Ivy Broomrape June 2016


Pilosella aurantiacum Orange Hawkweed July 2016

Pilularia globulifera Pillwort July 2016

Poa humilis May 2016

Polypogon monspeliensis Annual Beard-grass June 2016

Polypogon viridis Water Bent June 2016

Potamogeton trichoides Hairlike Pondweed June 2016 Sep 2016

Potentilla anserina Silverweed May 2016


Ranunculus penicillatus subsp. pseudofluitans Stream Water-crowfoot Aug 2016

Ranunculus sardous Hairy Buttercup June 2016

Rosa spinosissima Burnet Rose May 2016

Rostraria cristata Mediterranean Hair-grass May 2016

Rubus leightonii June 2016

Rubus loganobaccus June 2016

Rubus purbeckensis July 2016

Rumex crispus subsp. littoreus June 2016


Sagina subulata Heath Pearlwort May 2016

Sedum anglicum English Stonecrop June 2016

Senecio sylvaticus Heath Groundsel Oct 2016

Setaria pumila Yellow Bristle-grass Sep 2016

Silene gallica Small-flowered Catchfly May 2016

Silene italica Italian Catchfly May 2016

Silene nutans Nottingham Catchfly May 2016 June 2016

Silybum marianum Milk Thistle Oct 2016

Solanum physalifolium Green Nightshade Sep 2016

Sparganium emersum Unbranched Bur-reed July 2016


Teesdalia nudicaulis Shepherd’s Cress Apr 2016 May 2016

Torilis nodosa Knotted Hedge-parsley June 2016

Trifolium campestre Hop Trefoil June 2016

Trifolium fragiferum Strawberry Clover July 2016

Trifolium glomeratum Clustered Clover June 2016

Trifolium ornithopodioides Bird’s-foot Clover May 2016

Trifolium subterraneum Subterranean Clover May 2016

Trifolium stellatum Starry Clover June 2016

Trifolium suffocatum Suffocated Clover May 2016

Turritis glabra Tower Mustard June 2016

Typha angustifolia Lesser Bulrush May 2016


Vaccinium oxycoccos Cranberry June 2016

Vicia lathyroides Spring Vetch May 2016

Vicia sativa subsp. nigra Common Vetch May 2016

Vulpia fasciculata Dune Fescue June 2016

Viola x wittrockiana Garden Pansy Sep 2016

Vulpia myuros June 2016

Invertebrates - Insects

(English names are used for better-known species or groups)

Coleoptera - Ladybirds

10-spot Ladybird Apr 2016

11-spot Ladybird Aug 2016

14-spot Ladybird Apr 2016

Pine Ladybird Apr 2016

Coleoptera - miscellaneous

Violet Ground-beetle May 2016

Diptera - Hoverflies

Xanthogramma pedissequum May 2016

Diptera - miscellaneous

Golden Horsefly Atylotus fulvus July 2016

Hemiptera - Shieldbugs

Box Bug May 2016

Woundwort Shieldbug Apr 2016

Hemiptera - Homopteran bugs

Cicadella viridis July 2016

Hemiptera - Heteropteran bugs

unidentified Aug 2016

Hymenoptera - bees, wasps & ants

Ammophila sabulosa July 2016

Lepidoptera - Butterflies

Holly Blue July 2016

Silver-studded Blue July 2016

Small Copper May 2016

Lepidoptera - Moths

Cinnabar June 2016

Hummingbird Hawk-moth June 2016

Lesser Treble-bar May 2016

Mother Shipton May 2016

Odonata - dragonflies

Aeshna cyanea Southern Hawker Sep 2016

Aeshna juncea Common Hawker Sep 2016

Anax imperator Emperor Dragonfly July 2016

Ceriagrion tenellum Small Red Damselfly July 2016

Ischnura elegans Blue-tailed Damselfly June 2016

Orthetrum coerulescens Keeled Skimmer July 2016

Sympetrum danae Black Darter July 2016

Orthoptera - grasshoppers, ground-hoppers & bush-crickets

Lesser Marsh Grasshopper Chorthippus albomarginatus Aug 2016

Invertebrates - Spiders

Labyrinth spider Agelena labyrinthica July 2016


Adder Apr 2016 May 2016

Slow-worm May 2016


Black Swan Oct 2016

Redstart Aug 2016

Wryneck Sep 2016


Brown Rat May 2016