Friday, 22 February 2008

The jewel in the crown.

This is ancient woodland (over 800 years old), and is a 10 minute drive from where I live. This is rare habitat as most of our old woods have been lost to road building and felling for agriculture etc. This woodland contains Saxon mounds that stretch the whole length of the wood. When the King was out shooting, the deer would have to slow down to tackle the mound and the King would then get his kill. In around 4 weeks time this will be covered in English Bluebells, woodland anemones, and aconites. I will be taking a photograph.

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