Saturday, 30 May 2009
Edford Wood final post
Sorry for the delay in this final posting about Edford Woods. The computer had to go into hospital for a couple of days.Most of the ferns have been in the background of my photos so far, but I did manage to take a couple of photos that shows off their lovely foliage.This one reminds a bit of the tree ferns I saw in the rain forests of Queensland in Australia. No Eastern Whipbirds or Logrunners here though unfortunately! (-:This dainty plant is called Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum multiflorum). You can see where the local name of 'sows tits' came from though. It is quite common in southern woodlands, but can be surprisingly difficult to spot. Luckily I had my eye in for spotting plants by the time I came across these.This is the Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus). It favours riversides, hedgerows and damp woodlands and gets up to 12 feet in height.The creamy white flowers are followed by waxy red berries in the autumn. The foliage also goes bright red in the autumn.These wild Strawberries were growing by the roadside. Such a nice bright and cheery flower.And lastly Yellow Archangel. This is a flower of woodlands and hedgerows which I wrote about a few weeks ago on one of my walks during my lunchtime at work.I'm so glad I managed to get back for this spring walk before the circular walk around the wood closes for the year.