Delight for Worcestershire nature lovers as bluebells are on their way

Worcester News: Delight for Worcestershire nature lovers as bluebells are on their way Delight for Worcestershire nature lovers as bluebells are on their way

NATURE lovers across Worcestershire can celebrate as the wait for bluebells to flower appears to be over.

The Woodland Trust says it has received a surge in sightings this week, adding the bluebell recently topped a poll by the charity which asked the public for its favourite spring flower.

The Trust says Shrawley Wood near Stourport-on-Severn and Tiddesley Wood near Evesham are among the best places to spot them.

“One of our key aims is to protect the ancient woodland in which native bluebells thrive and with public help to build up a more detailed picture of when the bluebells flower in Worcestershire and where, we can better understand how they are affected by our changing climate,” said Dr Kate Lewthwaite from the Woodland Trust.

To find a bluebell wood visit VisitWoods.org.uk/bluebells

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5:30pm Sat 4 May 13

fiomarie says...

Just one slight quibble...the photo illustrating this article doesn't show our native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), but the invasive Hyacinthoides hispanica, or at least a hybrid between the two, which has escaped from gardens and often hybridises with the more delicate looking, deeper coloured, more 'nodding' and (i think, more graceful) native species. Sorry, don't mean to be a damp pedantic squib, but you'll probably find that it's the native one which the Woodland Trust are refering to :)
Just one slight quibble...the photo illustrating this article doesn't show our native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), but the invasive Hyacinthoides hispanica, or at least a hybrid between the two, which has escaped from gardens and often hybridises with the more delicate looking, deeper coloured, more 'nodding' and (i think, more graceful) native species. Sorry, don't mean to be a damp pedantic squib, but you'll probably find that it's the native one which the Woodland Trust are refering to :) fiomarie

10:54am Mon 6 May 13

laidback says...

Not pedantic or a damp squib but interesting information and new to me. Thank you!
Not pedantic or a damp squib but interesting information and new to me. Thank you! laidback

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