Friday, 13 April 2012

Spring Woodland Wildflowers

Any of the University's extensive mature woodland areas are a pleasure to visit in Spring. Not only does birdsong fill the air but the common spring flowers are showing their heads and brightening up the lengthening days.  Earliest out is the wood anemone.

Then the bluebells follow.

Perhaps the best bluebell show of all is in Great High Wood, which has a good footpath network readily accessible from the Mountjoy site (follow the track that angles off the main site road just past the smaller of the car parks adjacent to Engineering) or cut into the woods from Hollingside Lane just past the entrance to the Botanic Garden.

It is also well worth stopping to take a close look at the beautiful smaller white flowers of the wood sorrel.

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