Woodland Wander

Wood Anemone

This wood anemone is one of a small pretty cluster that have flowered recently in the woods by the river. Apparently wood anemone’s can take 100 years to spread just 6 feet and usually only flower in full sunlight, which is why they tend to be one of the first flowers to do so at the beginning of the year, before the arrival of new leaves on the trees in Spring that prevent as much light from reaching the ground in woodlands.

Other sightings to note on this short woodland wander include a wren and an unexpected rat bouncing away through the grass! The bluebells are also peeking out slightly higher above the soil, and when it eventually warms up and they begin to flower they should provide an enjoyable opportunity for some more wildflower photography.