I found "オオカモメヅル(ookammeduru)" on the edge of the Japanese cypress woodland. They have conspicuous dark-purple paracorollas inside light-purple corollas.
"カモメ(kamome)" and "ヅル(duru)" in its name means a "seagull" bird and a "vine plant" respectively. So the name derives from the two main features that it's a vine plant and their leaves looks like seagulls with opened wings.





I found "クロハナケシキスイ(kurohanakeshikisui)" in the Japanese pampas grass field. Beetles that belong to this group have antennae with rounded heads. "ハナ(hana)" in the name means "flower". As such, they often gather on flowers. This time, they came to the "ネジバナ(nejibana)" plant, and moved on the flowers like going up and down a spiral staircase.




I found this butterfly called "オオチャバネセセリ(oocyabaneseseri)" in the first Oak Hill. They are seen in grass fields and edges of woodlands because the larvae of them eat bamboo grasses.  Before, they were common but now they have become endangered in several prefectures as their living places are decreasing. In Fuji Seishin, suitable places for this species to live are kept because farmers of the "不二農園(Fujinouen)" regularly cut grass.




The yellow fluffy mushroom has been growing on the "スダジイ(sudajii)" tree nearby the auditorium from several days. According to a reference book, it seems that it's called "アイカワタケ(aikawatake)". They grow on evergreen oak trees. Young ones are soft and then they become hard. When they are still young you can cook them and they become edible.




"オオカナダモ(ookanadamo)" is in bloom now in the ponds. They are familiar water grasses used for experiments, which appear in science textbooks. They come from South America and have spread through out the nation and  it became an issue. You can see only the male species of this plant in Japan. So they can not produce seeds but they can easily propagate from small torn-off bodies. We have never put them in the ponds, but they have thrived without us knowing when or where they came from.




I found this butterfly called "ツバメシジミ(tsubameshijimi)" in the Japanese pampas grass field. Its larva eats leguminous plants such as "シロツメグサ(shirotsumegusa)" plant and "コマツナギ(komatsunagi)" plant, etc. They have small slim projections, which are called "tail", on the rear of the wings. These tails have the imagine of the swallow birds tail feather. "ツバメ(tsubame)" means swallow birds. That's why this butterfly is called "ツバメシジミ(tsubameshijimi)".




I found "クビキリギス(kubikirigisu)" in the Japanese pampas grass field. They have two conspicuous features. One is the sharpened head and the other is a red mouth, which is invisible in this photo, though. They hibernate overwinter as adults and then breed in spring. So, they are representative of insects singing in Spring unlike other grasshoppers that sing in Autumn.




"ツボミオオバコ(tsubomioobako)" is in bloom now around the Oak Hill. It belongs to the "オオバコ(oobako)" plant group, which is one of the most common weeds in Japan. The plants body is dense with white hair. "ツボミ(tsubomi)" is written like this "蕾" in kanji and means "flower bud". The flower do not open and look like flower buds. That's why they are called "ツボミオオバコ(tsubomioobako)". They come from North America. These days, they are spreading around Japan and we can see them a lot around the Oak Hill as well.





"コモチマンネングサ(komochimannengusa)" is in bloom now. They live near shrubberies and by roadsides, etc. "コモチ(komochi)" is written like this "子持ち" in Kanji and it means "having children". That's because they have propagules on the base of leaves.
The small-succulent-leaf-like things, which you can see in the second picture, are propagules of "コモチマンネングサ". The propagules fall onto the ground in rainy season called "梅雨(tsuyu)", then stay as they are until spring time. In spring, they rapidly grow up and bloom. "コモチマンネングサ" usually does not bear fruits so they leave offsprings only by its propagules.




"フナバラソウ(funabarasou)" is in bloom at the edge of the SawTooth oak woodland. In general, "フナバラソウ" lives at light edges of woodlands and in grasslands. However, these days, those places are decreasing due to urban development, etc. So "フナバラソウ" is classfied "Vulnerable" by the Ministry of Environment and so it considered endangered. There are a few "フナバラソウ" plants but only this one is in bloom in Fujiseishin.