Wednesday, 10 June 2009

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

10th June, 1959

It was a beautiful warm, sunny evening, with a blue sky and a few cumulus clouds. The plot looked very fresh and green, but there were many flies and gnats hovering in the undergrowth. There was quite a lot of cuckoo spit on the long blades of grass and on other plants. A number of different grasses were collected for identification.

Bittersweet was found growing among the small Sycamores.

Some of the Sycamore leaves were found to be covered with a red spotty growth, other of the leaves were covered with white spots - specimens were collected.

Bittersweet - Solanum Dulcamara

Yorkshire Fog - Holcus Lanatus (this is a grass species, Ed.)

Posted by Dave Bishop, 10th June, 2009.

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