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Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros

Observer

anita363

Date

June 21, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

Description

female or immature male; Cēsis Castle, Latvia

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Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros

Observer

anita363

Date

June 21, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

Description

This butterfly had wandered in a open doorway at Cēsis Castle, Latvia. I managed to herd it back outside after its photo shoot.

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Deer Ked Lipoptena cervi

Observer

anita363

Date

June 21, 2019 01:09 PM EDT

Description

Tiny (2.8 mm). Found crawling on my shirt after a brief walk in the Latvian countryside. I don't even know what order this thing is in.

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anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 02:49 PM EDT

Description

found on the bus, rural Latvia

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Fireweed Chamaenerion angustifolium

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 07:30 PM EDT

Description

A Holarctic pioneer species familiar from North America, growing in an old cobbled urban courtyard.

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Common Silverweed Potentilla anserina

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 01:00 PM EDT

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Amanda's Blue Polyommatus amandus

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 01:05 PM EDT

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Common Blue Damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

Description

greenhouse next to a farm pond, Līgatne, Latvia

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Black-tailed Skimmer Orthetrum cancellatum

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

Description

teneral male; farm pond, Līgatne, Latvia

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Goutweed Aegopodium podagraria

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

Description

Līgatne, Latvia

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Common Daisy Bellis perennis

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

Description

Līgatne, Latvia

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Mosses Phylum Bryophyta

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

Description

maybe Brachythecium?

This corrugated fibro roofing material, made of a thin layer of asbestos-reinforced cement and mostly dating to Soviet times, seemed to be ubiquitous in the Baltics & Russia. This particular example has been around long enough to accumulate a rich ecosystem. Plants inlcude a moss (unidentified; maybe Brachythecium?) and two different stonecrops (Sedum album, large reddish; Sedum sexangulare(?), small bright green).

Asbestos-containing materials may or may not release harmful asbestos fibers into the environment as they degrade, depending on the microscopic pattern of breakdown. Often, the matrix (in this case, Portland cement) will adhere to the fibers, continuing to encapsulate them and render them innocuous. So this might not be as bad as it looks. But, admittedly, it doesn't look good.

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White Stonecrop Sedum album

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

Description

This corrugated fibro roofing material, made of a thin layer of asbestos-reinforced cement and mostly dating to Soviet times, seemed to be ubiquitous in the Baltics & Russia. This particular example has been around long enough to accumulate a rich ecosystem. Plants inlcude a moss (unidentified; maybe Brachythecium?) and two different stonecrops (Sedum album, large reddish; Sedum sexangulare(?), small bright green).

Asbestos-containing materials may or may not release harmful asbestos fibers into the environment as they degrade, depending on the microscopic pattern of breakdown. Often, the matrix (in this case, Portland cement) will adhere to the fibers, continuing to encapsulate them and render them innocuous. So this might not be as bad as it looks. But, admittedly, it doesn't look good.

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Tasteless Stonecrop Sedum sexangulare

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

Description

This corrugated fibro roofing material, made of a thin layer of asbestos-reinforced cement and mostly dating to Soviet times, seemed to be ubiquitous in the Baltics & Russia. This particular example has been around long enough to accumulate a rich ecosystem. Plants inlcude a moss (unidentified; maybe Brachythecium?) and two different stonecrops (Sedum album, large reddish; Sedum sexangulare(?), small bright green).

Asbestos-containing materials may or may not release harmful asbestos fibers into the environment as they degrade, depending on the microscopic pattern of breakdown. Often, the matrix (in this case, Portland cement) will adhere to the fibers, continuing to encapsulate them and render them innocuous. So this might not be as bad as it looks. But, admittedly, it doesn't look good.

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anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

Description

32 mm -- huge. Found on the floor of an shallow sandstone storage cave.

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Weeping Birch Betula pendula

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

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Shaded Broad-Bar Scotopteryx chenopodiata

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

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Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

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Heath Spotted Orchid Dactylorhiza maculata

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

Description

Best wildflower of the trip. Around a farm pond, Līgatne, Latvia.

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Tufted Vetch Vicia cracca

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

Description

Native; common in the Baltic, seen at several different sites.

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Ragged-Robin Silene flos-cuculi

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

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Meadow Pea Lathyrus pratensis

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

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Common Selfheal Prunella vulgaris

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

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Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

Description

Moist meadow; native.

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Bedstraws Genus Galium

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

Description

Moist meadow. Galium mollugo or album; don't know how to tell them apart. www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&s... (2003), writing about G. mollugo, says, "Plants with more erect inflorescences and larger flowers are sometimes recognized as a distinct taxon, G. album." Perhaps both sp. are present; I see 2 distinct flower sizes in the foliage shot. Unless that's something else entirely.

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Spreading Bellflower Campanula patula

Observer

anita363

Date

June 20, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

Description

tentative ID. I believe it's the one with the small lanceolate leaves that are visible against my forefinger, but I can't even swear to that much.

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Clouded Buff Diacrisia sannio

Observer

anita363

Date

June 18, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

Description

tentative ID

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Square-spot Deerfly Chrysops viduatus

Observer

anita363

Date

June 18, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

Description

tentative ID. 10.5 mm. Šiauliai, Lithuania (at least, that's where it boarded the bus).

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Long-headed Poppy Papaver dubium

Observer

anita363

Date

June 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

Description

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania.

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Field Scabious Knautia arvensis

Observer

anita363

Date

June 18, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

Description

Šiauliai, Lithuania

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