Saturday, 23 May 2015

Bounty of bluebells and ravishing red campion

Last weekend my folks and I took a drive to see the the wonderful bluebells in Stockings Wood near Wheathamstead, Herts.  This is a small hornbeam coppice woodland managed by the local wildlife trust.


Bluebells are a sign of old ("ancient") woodland, so too is the attractive yellow archangel, which looks similar to a nettle.

On the return home we spotted an amazing sight - this ex-arable filed which is within the new woodland planted recently was full of red campion, with ox-eye daisies waiting to burst into bloom too.  I am not sure if these were planted or arose naturally.

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