Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Chapel woods

Water Avens (Geum rivale)

Bitter Vetchling (Lathyrus linifolius)

Bilberry (Vaccinium uliginosum)

Wood Melick (Melica uniflora) and Bennyboy

Chapel woods lie to the East of Morpeth along a narrow steep gorge along the river Wansbeck. There are large exposed areas of sandstone and many springs giving it a good diversity of plants particularly Ferns and Liverworts. Although generally cold it was quite pleasant when the sun showed itself. All the regular Spring plants are in flower and this habitat is good for Bitter Vetchling, one of the first Peas to flower. There was Orange tip on the wing but the only butterfly I saw today. When ever I get down onto my knees to take any pictures of plants Bennyboy always comes down to see what you are looking at.

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