Monthly Archives: April 2017

Fantastic Early Purple Spotted Orchids this year

Our Early Purple Spotted Orchids are on the move! In one part of the wood they have practically disappeared this year, on the other side there are practically twice as many. Climate change on a micro scale? Over 200 flower heads in a small area, in a 10 metre strip.




Red kites nesting, perhaps

Red kites have built a nest just on the edge of our wood, high up in an ash tree.

They are very nervous and I’m not sure if they have stayed or moved on. We shall see.

Ransom pesto – no, not an April or Ransom Fool

It’s Spring and the Allium ursinum is flourishing, otherwise known as Ransoms or Wild Garlic

The leaves have been magically transformed into pesto. Before and after below.