For those of you who don't know, the Dorset RSPB team manages a fantastic piece of ancient woodland called Garston Wood in the north of the county near the village of Sixpenny Handley. This time of year it is an absolute picture as the woodland floor is carpeted with bluebells, wild garlic and wood anemones. The woodland comes alive with the sound of bird song and the drumming of the great spotted woodpecker. Roe and fallow deer can occasional be seen through the trees and the woodland is home to the elusive dormouse.
To celebrate spring at Garston wood we are holding a special open day on Sunday 29th April and this is your chance to come and explore some of the wonders of this hidden gem! There will be guided walks through out the day to show you some of the special plants and other wildlife that call Garston wood their home. The Ancient Technology Centre from Cranborne will also be there to show off some historial traditions and crafts and tea and coffee will be available.
The day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm it is free of charge to join in. So if you fancy something a little bit different this Sunday come along to Garston wood and find out what the fuss is about!!
To find out more about Garston wood go the web page http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/g/garstonwood/
That's a cracking photo - I didn't realise bluebells and ramsons both grew together.
Didnt you pop along there last year Dom...?
Yeah - missed the bluebells however. Bad timing.
best get your skates on..:-)
Went up there on Saturday, I think I was a week or two early, I've posted some pictures on Flickr.