Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Recent Moths

This Feathered Thorn found its way into the house last night

Recent GMS catches included a trio of carpets with Spruce, Pine and Juniper.

Shuttle-shaped Dart

Angle Shades

Blair's Shoulder Knot

This large caterpillar made its way into the moth trap the other night I think its Large Yellow Underwing.

Sunday, 12 October 2014


Giving the lawn what is probably its last cut this year this morning I always check first for any small flowers or fungi. I came across these tiny Mycena in the lawn. The top pics are Ivory Bonnet (Mycena flavoalba) and Nitrous Bonnet (Mycena leptocephala) below.

Thursday, 9 October 2014


Feral goats near Mozie Law

Always Ravens around Mozie Law and Windy Gyle

Below Swineside Law

Summit of Windy Gyle

Refreshments for Bennyboy at Rowhope burn ford

Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar near Mozie Law at over 500metres asl

One of my favourite Cheviot walks is from Rowhope burn up the Street and over Mozie Law, tacking my way over the invisible Scotish/English border to the summit of Windy Gyle than back via Rowhope farm down to Barrowburn and a welcome cup of tea and cake at the Barrowburn cafe. I walked this recently with my daughter and Bennyboy. I tend to see the goat herd along the border ridge and there were two separate herds of 8. Many Red Grouse, Ravens and Fox moth caterpillars as well as a single Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar.