The quintessential British bluebell was recently chosen as the nation’s favourite wild flower. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these vibrant violet-blue heralds of spring yourself as they bloom in woodlands throughout Sussex during the next few weeks.
Mike Russell of the Sussex Wildlife Trust says the UK is home to half of the world’s population of bluebells. Sussex is a major stronghold – make a visit to a Sussex woodland a must see outing for all the family this spring. Peak flowering times are late April to the end of May.
For details of where to see bluebells in your area please visit: www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/bluebells
Report contributed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Pictures taken by Janice Tipping, Friends of Ashenground and Bolnore Woods (FoABW), on April 13