Saturday, 6 June 2009

A Glimpse of the Mersey Valley 50 Years Ago - Hilda Broady's Journal

6th June, 1959

As there have been heavy showers all day I made a visit to the plot in the evening, still hoping to see the stream running, but there was merely a little mud in the bed. I found specimens of Shepherd's Purse and Bladder Campion. The ground was very damp underfoot, and the wet grass too long to search very far.

Shepherd's Purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris

Bladder Campion - Silene Cucubalis

Ed.'s Notes

As I type this out, on Saturday morning, 6th June 2009, it's pouring with rain outside - just as it must have been 50 years ago!

The scientific name for Bladder Campion is currently Silene vulgaris.

Posted by Dave Bishop, 6th June, 2009.

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