Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Edford Wood part three
Well, I know this is part three of my Edford Wood odyssey, so I guess you might find it weird when I say that this bridge is where I start my walk. All it means is that I have a disordered mind when it comes to this post! Just behind where I'm standing is where I park up and also where the path into the woods on the right starts.This is a wonderful old bridge and I think that in the past the Dippers have bred under it, I'm not sure whether they have this year or not.The bridge walls are covered in moss which gives it a look of Tolkien about it I think.I liked this end of the bridge with the moss and ivy and fern.This is the same mossy stump in the woods that I photographed back in March on my wild Daffodil day. I like moss covered things, can you tell? (-:Every now and then I'd come across a delightful mix of wild woodland flowers. Here I see white Greater Stitchwort, the pink Red Campion and lovely blue Bluebells with a lush background of ferns.Here's the Red Campion (Silene dioica) at closer range. A real bright jewel in the woods.I just really loved the end of this birch log. the rich browns nestled amongst the foliage.I had to include ONE photo of a bird even though it was quite some way away and this is heavily cropped. This is a Grey Wagtail which love these small fast flowing streams. I'll finish this walk through Edford Woods in my last post tomorrow.