The Bluebell Woods

One of the real treasures of the springtime in the British Isles must surely be when the bluebells carpet the floor of our ancient woods. Bluebells (or wild hyacinths) are a feature of woodlands which are virtually unknown in other parts of Europe. During late April or early May, the oak woods burst into colour as the flowers take advantage of the open tree canopy for just a few brief weeks. Often other woodland plants such as wild garlic (ransoms), wood anemones, primroses and wood sorrel can be found growing alongside. Here are some photos taken in Skye and Midlothian.

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