Bluebell Wood begins to flower

Wood AnenomesBluebell Wood is the historic name for the steep woodland behind the Pendle Heritage Centre. It has provided firewood for the house and farm over many centuries.

Friends and volunteers are thinning the brambles, branches and leaf cover to allow a more light to the plants on the woodland floor. A horse in the field at the top entertained us this week by constantly rolling on its back!

Flowering at the moment are daffodils (just finishing), primroses, celandines and wood anemones (right), the latter being indicator species of ancient woodlands. Bluebells will soon form a carpet across the woodland slope. They flower slightly later than those at nearby Spring Wood, Whalley and should be in out in a week or two’s time. Watch this space and we’ll let you know when.Wood clearingHorse at wood

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