Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Sunday, 22 September 2013


Liberty Cap (Magic mushroom, Psilocybe semilanceata)

Canary Shouldered Thorn

Garden Rose Tortrix

Not the bird but Bramble picking along the old Wanny line always turns up something different. Walking across Morpeth common towards the old line there were thousands of magic mushrooms growing among other fungi. The top picture is of an older specimen and the moths are from recent catches from the moth trap in my garden. I only came home with a bag full of Brambles.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

High Common House

Common Fleabane (Pulicaria dysenterica)

Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)

On Saturday I was picking Brambles near High Common House farm between Morpeth and Tranwell when I came across Common Fleabane growing in a ditch. There were about 12 plants and there had been more but the road side had been mowed a few days earlier. This is not a common species in the county and it is in fact the first time I have seen it up here. Nearby there was a family group of Willow Tits. The Chicken of the woods was growing on a dead Oak in Carlisle park, Morpeth.