After many days of rain, mist and gloom, the sunshine and blue skies on Saturday 14th April 2018 were welcomed! Nature responded and the air was filled with birdsong and the buzzing of bees, and many flowers opened. On the roadsides in Bewdley Lesser Celandines and Daisies were out in profusion – a celebration of spring.
This spell of warm weather has brought out many spring flowers in the Forest. Mick Farmer has provided this lovely photograph of Primroses.
The banks of the River Severn are colourful with flowers at present – comfrey, red Campion, Garlic Mustard, Cow Parsley and others. Much of the comfrey we see locally is Russian Comfrey Symphytum x uplandicum which is a hybrid between Common Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and the introduced Rough Comfrey (Symphytum asperum).
There are several places around the Wyre Forest where one might find small numbers of Wild Daffodils. These were seen recently along the northern edge of Eymore Wood where they spill out of the wood and into the adjoining field.