Adur Levels Cyclepath :                          Plants and Animals, September 2004

Traveller's Joy and other names
Traveller's Joy 
(=Old Man's Beard
Pepper Saxifrage
Silaum silaus
ID suggestion by Martin Sherlock
on UK Botany Yahoo Group
If you click on the image for an enlargement, you can spot the small (not toothed) bracts (not leaves for ID purposes).

Scentless Mayweed



Adjoining Levels

A flower of the Mallow family found in an unkempt field next to a derelict wooden shack.
Musk Mallow, Malva moschata
I think the leaves are distinctive on this plant, which is not on the local list.
First ID  by Paul Veenvliet on UK Grasshoppers & Crickets (Yahoo Group)
Confirmed by others

A female Meadow Grasshopper, Chorthippus parallelus, from the same field.
ID confirmed by Paul Lund with the comment on UK Grasshoppers & Crickets (Yahoo Group)
The males have longer wings in order to stridulate.

How Grasshoppers jump?

Images of Grasshoppers & Crickets

UK Grasshoppers & Crickets (Yahoo Group)

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