Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Some Flowers

Red Lungwort (Pulmonaria rubra)

White poplar tree and bark 

Bootlace fungi on fallen Beech trunk

Some early spring flowers out around Morpeth like Hairy Bittercress and Lesser Celandine and today at Widdrington many Dandelions in flower along the railway side. The above Red Lungwort were in flower at Stobswood but the number of plants are much lower than in previous years. The rest of the pictures were taken at Carlisle Park Morpeth. The Bootlace fungi are black cords called rhizomorphs which is the means of how Honey fungus (Armillaria mellea) spreads and are found beneath the bark of trees that are infected. They can be very long in length and can spread from tree to tree making the Honey fungus the most dangerous of parasites to trees.

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