Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Peeling Oysterling (Crepidotus mollis)

Bitter bracket (Postia stiptica) note milky droplets exuding from the underside

Southern bracket (Ganoderma australe)

Spent the morning romping around Stobswood. The above pics were all taken in Grangewood behind the old brickworks. I have promised myself this year to keep as local as possible driving and biking to Stobswood, Druridge and Harwood and on foot around Morpeth to see what I can find. I have also joined up to the garden moth scheme so with a trap on its way I'll be posting a few moths but I'll need a hand to identify most of them!
Typical winters morning, nice and fresh but quiet on the bird front with 500 or so Pink footed Geese, presumably the ones from Druridge, some nice Bullfinches and 9 Redwings with Blackbirds at the tip. Red Squirrels are still holding out at Stobswood with one in the old pit heap pine plantation and one in Grangewood.


Stewart said...

The moths will be easier than the fungi Nigel, and I dont think any are fatal!

Ragged Robin said...

Good luck with the moths. Mothing is very addictive :) Look forward to seeing what you trap.

abbey meadows said...

I'll need all the help I can get!

JWR said...

love that Peeling Oysterling Nigel, nice pic

abbey meadows said...

Thanks for the comment John, still plenty to look at and find around Stobswood but I'm on my own around this area. Not looking for rarities but just interesting stuff.