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.

6 comments:

Steve B said...

What a cool bridge, Jenny. I wonder how old it is?

Shellmo said...

That bridge is beautiful - looks like it would lead to an old castle in the country!

Eve said...

I thought for sure you would have a photo of Bilbo and Froto there on the bridge Jenny! Another great post is the series! Wish I was there to smell the moss with you!

NatureStop said...

Jenny,thanks for sharing Edford Wood with us.The bridge looks great and love the ferns(though it's in the background:))...

Arunava and Shantana

Roy said...

OK Jen so you met yourself coming back, but the scenes are really lovely, I especially like the Campions and Bluebells shot, there is just something about it.

Mary said...

Wonderful bridge! I love all that moss and the flowers. This woods looks pleasant to walk in. The one I've been to recently is overgrown and full of posion ivy and ticks...we brought several home with us (yuck)