Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 6 August 2010

Wansbeck valley

Pink Purslane (Claytonia sibirica), Wallington

Beech mast, Abbey woods

Brown Mottlegill (Panaeolina foenisecii), Abbey meadows

Two moths, both yellow underwings

Local post from along the road and in the garden. I'm working all week so I have had little time to get very far. At Wallington where the Wansbeck is a narrow trickling burn it was good to see Pink Purslane still in flower. It is quite common along the shady damper areas of the Wansbeck valley. From the footbridge it was very easy to watch Crayfish crawling around the stones on the riverbed and the river is flanked by thousands of Water forgetmenots and a good number of Giant Bellflowers. In the garden Brown Mottlegill  is Europe's most common and widespread fungi and after a shower they can appear in their thousands on lawns, meadows and golf courses. The moths which were both on the kitchen windowsill are I believe Lesser yellow underwing, perhaps a female and Lesser broad-bordered yellow underwing.

1 comment:

Stewart said...

Creful Nigel you'll fall into the moth trap, pardon the pun, like I did...