Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Forest of Bowland

Whilst in England recently we did our favourite walk near Stocks Reservoir in the beautiful Forest of Bowland.

The wild moorland and isolated farms of the upland area at the head of the river Hodder, contrast with the mixed woodland, managed by the Forestry Commission, which makes up most of the walk.

Despite the rugged nature of the landscape there are always pockets of interest and we found so many sights to remind us that spring is here.

A few photos from the walk... from the top... coltsfoot; frog; frogspawn;larch rose; lesser celandine; primrose and finally primrose with wild strawberry.....

 
 

If you want to see a plethora of primroses, see Susan's blog here.

Now that is a sight to see!

1 comment:

LaPré DelaForge said...

I have never heard the flower of "No.9 The Larch" described as a larch rose before...
but it is, isn't it!!
Judging by the shape, this is a European Larch....
or a commercial Hybrid Larch [Larix x. europa]...
the Japanese Larch is a flatter flower [and cone....
and would appear even more rose-like...
from now on, I will be calling them Larch Roses!!