Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 15 May 2009

Ulgham meadows and wood

Water avens
Greater Chickweed unusual umbellifer

A sea of Large bittercress

Sweet cicely

Managed an hour this morning at Ulgham before the rain started. No insects around; very dull and cold only 8.5 degrees. Good spot for plants but a bit quiet on the bird front. Usually at this time of year there is often a few Spotted flycatchers but none today. The meadows are looking good with some good plants in flower. The best one being Great chickweed which is actually a Stitchwort. Swan says that Northumberland is the most northerly area for this species. There are a couple of sites in the north of the county but this is the only site in vice county 67 though it is plentiful along the river Lyne. Hope the weather is better tomorrow.

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