June in the Woods

So beautiful:)

rambling ratz

Photo of path into the woodsSo, summer is finally here. The short nights and long days are ideal for late night/early morning bimbles. Even when it rains, which it often does, it doesn’t seem to matter due to the warmth of the season. So let’s crack on and see what we can find in the British woodland this month.

At the beginning of the month the hawthorn trees in the hedgerows are still displaying their mayflower blossoms. Sometimes you may also be lucky enough to find some English bluebells still flowering.

As the month trundles on these are replaced by bramble blooms, dog roses, ramsons and swathes of purple foxgloves.

As any hayfever sufferer will tell you, June is the height of the grass season. Pendulous sedge is a grass relative, mostly found in ancient woodland, but also cultivated by gardeners. It is not hard to tell that it is wind pollinated. As indeed is…

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