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.