The main reason for the walk was to see the beautiful spread of Bluebells, but unfortunately they were barely out and the colour not as dramatic as we had hoped for.
Nevertheless there were a good number of other spring woodland flowers to be seen in this remnant of ancient woodland, as well as unusual lichen and fungi, and I have added a few photos here to demonstrate the variety.
|Primroses amongst the wild garlic|
|Early Purple Orchid|
|Alfred's cakes on an ash branch|
|Close up of Alfred's cakes|
Nearby the wood there was a lovely area with Cowslips in full bloom, the first I have seen this year.
Lastly, whilst there were no butterflies on the wing today there was a very unusual "caterpillar"- what a way to end a truly lovely spring woodland walk!