Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Dune slacks


Another damp and misty day. Decided to take the kids and Bennyboy to Druridge bay country park. I thought I would have a look at the dunes; a bit early for some of the speciality plants but I found a few flowers out such as Purple milk vetch and Common storksbill. The water in the dune slacks look good and it won't be long before the water crowfoots are out. The best find was Morel (above). I have never seen this fungi before but I have been looking for it in woodland; it's usual habitat but the dune slacks are great places to find all sorts of things you normally find in other habitats. On the bird front there were 7 stonechats, several Sedge Warblers and a Tree pipit in the dunes and 72 Tufted duck on the lake. If the weather improves I will be out and about tomorrow....day off and the kids are back at school!

5 comments:

st said...

nice meeting you today.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks st I didn't realise it was you.

Boulmer Birder said...

I was looking for Morels yesterday at Boulmer but no luck. My last here was two years ago...

abbey meadows said...

I knew you had them up at Boulmer but this is the first time I have seen them. I am pleased I got there before ipin as he would have had them in the pan!

Kingsdowner said...

Still looking for morels.....they can be found in DIY carparks, in the bark chippings apparently.