Friday, 23 March 2012

Bodenham Arboretum....18/03/2012

A change of scenery today with a first visit to Bodenham Arboretum. The walks along the tree lined paths and through the woodlands were splendid and superb views were enjoyed of the surrounding countryside. Wild Cyclamen and Daffodils were in flower and a new plant for me was Yellow Skunk Cabbage , such a vivid and striking colour! Birds seen on the walks were Blue Tit, Great tit, Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel, Raven x2, Buzzard x2 with Tawny Owl and Roe Deer heard only. It was a most enjoyable visit to the Arboretum in sunshine for the most part though a hail shower was unexpected whilst walking through the woodlands, thankfully there were plenty of Pine trees to shelter under!

2 comments:

  1. What a lovely pretty place you visited Pam,your pics are smashing......love the tree lined fields and the lovely Weeping Willow.
    The Yellow Skunk Cabbage is an unusual plant.....I gather it's not edible! lol

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  2. Thanks Ruth!
    It would be good to visit the Arboretum when the Blossom and Bluebells are in full flower, I would imagine the sight and scent would be heavenly!

    Now then the The Yellow Skunk Cabbage:
    'Harmful if eaten, and can cause irritation to skin and eyes.'
    Best just to view it I reckon.lol!

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