WEST HILL BLOG no 4


Spring is most certainly here & everything is starting to come alive in the landscape

As days lengthen & temperatures rise all sorts for floristic treasures are emerging from beneath ...

Cowslips (Primula veris)

 

The Snakeshead Fritillary (Fritillaria meleagris) which normally is a native of damp meadows, but seen here in the wood



Three Cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum)
growing in the wood

 

  Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus
(and yes, it smells like a skunk!)


Rhododendon in the Meadow


Meanwhile, work continues to grub out brambles, dead wood & fallen trees. 

This work has continued near the deciduous woodland, which did look like this ...


and now looks like this ... with unbroken views into the woodland


It takes a little imagination at the moment, but this open area will be an 'open air' classroom that leads straight into the woodland 

Other work has progressed in the forest, where brambles have been cleared & lower branches removed to allow light to penetrate the forest floor 

Before ... 


    After ... 
(another potential outdoor classroom)










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