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.