Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Thursday, 24 March 2011

More Spring flowers

Opposite-leaved golden Saxifrage

Barren Strawberry

Butterburs are just emerging

This time at Ulgham along the banks of the Lyne. No surprises and some plants not quite out in flower but we are heading in the right direction. Plenty of birds singing and Chiffchaffs seem to be everywhere. No Kingfishers but there was a nice pair of Grey Wagtail just under the road bridge. The bottom pic is a poor shot of a spider, there were hundreds of them running around the sandy soil on the riverbank where the Butterbur grow. Stewart and Dean might know what it is.


Anonymous said...

Nigel, i`m about as good at Spiders as i am at moths ;-) Probably one of the Wolf Spiders.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks Dean...there were over a hundred of them I thought they were Ants until I got a closer look but couldn't get a decent shot as they were constantly on the move.

Vanellus said...

The markings on the spider are like teginaria sp of which the common house spider is one, but I am far from being an spider expert.