Two new plants...Water Soldier and...
Broad leaved everlasting Pea
Some plant life at the old brickworks
A good day for plants at Stobswood despite the rain. In a recently created pond in Woodburn I came across Greater Spearwort and water Soldier. Swan describes Water Solduer as long extinct in the county, last record 1895 at Netherwitton but probably an introduced plant but it is native in East Anglia. The Spearwort was also new and a good addition to the local flora. Other new plants were Black Horehound, near the railway bridge and White Stonecrop at the old brickworks. It was good to see old plants still surviving like Broad leaved everlasting Pea at Stobswood House and Oak fern which has spread from neighbouring Grangewood (a good lowland record). Lots of Butterflies between the heavy showers with Ringlet, Meadow Brown and Small Skipper in good numbers and Speckled Woods were out in force including a one that landed on my nose. Did my botanical 1 km square at Cresswell and also my stint at Ulgham before conceding to the heavy rain.