Monthly Archives: July 2020

Waxcap season has come early!

Spangle Waxcap was the first one spotted last week

Then I found White Spindles, several patches

Then the Parrot Waxcaps started to pop up

Then I found a Honey Waxcap

Then an Oily Waxcap

And finally the remains of a Meadow Waxcap

All of these were seen in the last week in fields at the farm.

The pictures are just snapped on the phone as I found them.

Such a range of species in July is very unusual but hopefully it’s a sign of a good Waxcap season ahead.

2020-08-02T08:25:52+01:00July 31st, 2020|1 Comment


Found when clearing our the stable, under a pallet.

It had to move and fortunately I had a ready built a hedgehog house full of bedding and juicy slugs.


2020-08-02T08:27:53+01:00July 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Black bryony and yellow rattle.

This black bryony Dioscorea communis always makes an appearance, just three climbing stems every year. Its in a small hedge on the junction of Jayhouse Lane and Highmoor lane in Clifton. Quite a tropical looking plant and more common on base rich soils.

Just around the corner in the grass verge is a small patch of the interesting parasitic plant yellow rattle Rhinanthus minor.

2020-08-02T08:29:29+01:00July 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Rishworth Plant Walk

I went for a plant walk today. A couple of IDs please.

I believe this is The Variegated Subspecies of Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon subsp. Argentatum.

I know of this plant’s subspecies at two sites here in Rishworth.

Above is a picture of Fox and Cubs Pilosella aurantiaca

Above is the local Harebell Campanula Rotundifolia population.

Below are first a Hard Fern Blechnum spicant and then two of the Broad Buckler Dryopteris dilatata.     

2020-08-02T08:29:56+01:00July 28th, 2020|2 Comments

Rishworth – Pink Toadflax

Along with some Purple Toadflax, I found a few of these, Pink Toadflax.

I assume they are a cultivar of Common Toadflax x Purple Toadflax? Any comments welcome.

2020-08-02T08:30:09+01:00July 28th, 2020|0 Comments

no contact

Unfortunately there is no contact from the Blog to any links except the fungi blog!
Please rectify.

2020-08-15T08:22:01+01:00July 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Moorland Flowers – Oxygrains – Rishworth Moor – 22nd July – A Mystery Plant As well

I went to Oxygrains today and saw a few bits and bobs.
Hope you enjoy and this mystery plant is quite interesting.

Mystery Plant – Foliage and Flowers

Mystery Plant – Flowers

Heath Bedstraw
So common here in Rishworth and area

Herb Robert ‘album’
A few plants of this, new to me,
not the species, this form.

2020-08-15T08:22:09+01:00July 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Rishworth – Orchids and IDs…!

A really nice plant walk today. I really enjoyed seeing my first Orchid. Just so it is clear, on the captions I have added Rishworth to them

Common Mallow, Rishworth

Red Campion, Rishworth

Harebells, Rishworth – Never seen these before

Common Green Grasshopper, Rishworth
Tormentil and Creeping Cinquefoil, Rishworth

Creeping Cinquefoil leaves, Rishworth

A different Harebell plant, Rishworth

Common Spotted Orchid, Rishworth

2020-07-19T19:11:00+01:00July 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Events Update

Further to the notice about indoor meetings being cancelled for the foreseeable future.
We have decided that we can continue the walks programme subject to social distancing rules.
Walks will resume starting Saturday 8th August.
It would be helpful if anyone planning to attend could contact walk leaders (or get a message to them) beforehand.
Numbers may be limited in some cases and some walks may not go ahead dependent on the event.
Please check the blog and the new website for updates.

Saturday 8th August – 10:30 to 15:30
A Ryburn Tributary Walk
A walk in a watercourse, wet feet are likely
This is a great way to cover new ground and see little known features in the landscape.
Exact location dependent on water levels on the day
Meet Peachysteve on Halifax Road, Kebroyd.  HX6 3HN
3 miles

2020-07-19T08:51:00+01:00July 19th, 2020|0 Comments
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