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Wildflower Walk report - June 2021

Date: 13th June 2021 Location: Winter Hill to Cockmarsh


Fauna sightings

Terrible weather conditions early on & through May, made the season slip by 2-3 weeks, which has effected pretty well everything! A great morning’s walk. We also spotted what was probably tiger sawgill fungus (Lentinus tigrinus) growing on timber lying in the ponds on Cockmarsh.

  • BUTTERFLIES:- 2 Small Copper, 2 Brown Argus, 3 Common Blue, Small White, 4 Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown,m, 4-5 Small Heath, Dingy Skipper.

  • MOTHS:- Cinnabar, Yellow Shell.

  • DAMSEL/DRAGON FLY:- Banded Demoiselle, Emperor, Broad-bodied Chaser,m.


Flora sightings

(Plant family / name)


DICOTYLEDONS

  • Ranunculaceae / Buttercup

  • Creeping Buttercup

  • Meadow Buttercup

  • Traveller's-Joy

  • Greater Spearwort

  • Pond Water-crowfoot

Urticaceae / Nettle

  • Common Nettle

Caryophyllaceae / Pinks, Campion

  • Stellaria / Chickweeds & Stitchworts

  • Common Chickweed

  • Lesser Stitchwort

  • Cearastium / Mouse-Ears

  • Common Mouse-Ear

Polygonaceae / Dock

  • Commom Sorrel

  • Sheeps Sorrel

  • Redshank

Clusiaceae / St John's-Wort

  • St John's-Wort

Violaceae / Violet

  • Common Violet

Brassicaceae / Cabbage

  • Garlic Mustard

  • Sheherd's-purse

Primulaceae / Primrose

  • Water Violet

  • Creeping-Jenny

Saxifragaceae / Saxifrage

  • Meadow Saxifrage

Roseaceae / Rose

  • Dog-rose

  • Potentilla & Fragaria / Cinguefoils & Strawberry

  • Creeping Cinquefoil

  • Silverweed

  • Wild Strawberry (AWI)

  • Salad Burnet

  • Meadowsweet

  • Wood Avens

Fabaceae / Pea

  • Trifolium / Clover

  • Red Clover

  • White Clover

  • Melilotus & Medicago / Melilot & Medicks

  • Black Medick

  • Bird's-foot-trefoil

  • Sainfoin

Onagraceae / Willowherb

  • Rosebay Willowherb

Euphorbiaceae / Spurge

  • Wood Spurge (AWI)

  • Dog's Mercury (AWI)

Linaceae / Flax

  • Fairy Flax

Geraniaceae / Geranium

  • Herb-Robert (AWI)

Apiaceae / Carrot (Umbellifer)

  • Cow Parsley

  • Upright Hedge-parsley

  • Hogweed

  • Sanicle

  • Ground Elder

Boraginaceae / Borage

  • Myosotis / Forget-Me-Nots

  • Forget -me-not

  • Viper's-bugloss

  • Green Alkanet

  • White comfrey

Lamiaceae / Dead-Nettle

  • White Dead-nettle

  • Hedge Woundwort (AWI)

  • Bugle

  • Yellow Archangel (AWI)

Plantaginaceae / Plantain

  • Ribwort Plantain

  • Greater Plantain

Scrophulariaceae / Figwort

  • Foxglove

  • Veronica / Speedwells

  • Germander Speedwell

  • Brooklime

  • Marsh Speedwell

  • common Field Speedwell

  • Melampyrum / Cow-wheats

  • Yellow Rattle

Rubiaceae / Bedstraw

  • Cleavers (Goosegrass)

  • Crosswort

  • Ladies Bedstraw

  • Woodruff

  • Squinancywort

Asteraceae / Daisy

  • Oxeye Daisy

  • Cirsium / Plume Thistles

  • Spear Thistle

  • Creeping Thistle

  • Arctium / Burdock

  • Lesser Burdock

  • Dandelion

  • Wall Lettuce

  • Prickly Lettuce

  • Nipplewort

  • Cats-ear

  • Hawkweed

Iridaceae / Iris

  • Yellow Iris (Flags)

Orchidaceae / Orchid

  • Pyramidal

  • Common Spotted-orchid

  • Bee Orchid

Rush

  • Flowering Rush

  • Brown Galingale


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