Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Monday, 19 September 2011

Local patching

Devilsbit Scabious (Succisa pratensis), Ulgham

Water mint (mentha aquatica), Ulgham

Possibly sharp-leaved mint (Mentha x villosonervata), Stobswood

Sea Buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides), Stobswood

Beech Milkcap (Lactarius blennius), Cottingwood, Morpeth

Dogtooth lichen (Peltigera canina), Druridge dunes

Bitter Bracket (Postia stiptica), Morpeth Common

My local patch seems to be getting bigger with more ponds to keep an eye on. Still some flowers around, looking around the patch recently as well as the dunes at Druridge and East Chevington, the meadows at Ulgham Grange are still looking colourful with some late flowering species and the dunes at Druridge still have some nice species in flower; Autumn Gentian being my favourite. At East Chevington yesterday there were four Snow Geese with the regular flock of Geese and plenty of other wildfowl. Today in the Borough woods at Morpeth there were two Marsh Tits in the mixed flock in the tree tops.


Kingsdowner said...

Interesting selection there Nigel - and a few snow geese thrown in for good measure, to illustrate the season.
It must heartening to see good habitat being created..... I hope you can keep pounding the beat to see what turns up.

abbey meadows said...

Thanks K I'll do my best