Friday, 19 June 2009

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

19th June, 1959

It was a cool sunny evening when I visited the plot, with a slight breeze blowing.
There were many small insects hovering round the small Sycamore trees, and also in the stream bed which was completely dry. Pleurococcus was seen on the bank where the bed of the stream disappears.

Two moths were caught for identification.

The flowers of the snake weed [Bistort = Persicaria bistorta, Ed.] have now died off, and a number of the leaves are turning an orange-red colour; specimens were taken.

It was difficult to walk on the plot as there are many dips in the ground which are obscured by the long grass.

Willow herb had started to flower (Rose-Bay - Chamaenerion angustifolium)

Posted by Dave Bishop, 19th June, 2009

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