Walking around Highnam Woods yesterday was a delightfully springtime experience. The wildflowers have come into bloom. I saw a great variety of species, including some early bluebells and some late daffodills. Also out in full force is the cuckoo flower. It is so named because it has long been associated with the arrival of the cuckoo to the country. It is the favoured food of the orange tip butterfly, and its leaves are altogether quite pleasant to the human palate as well - providing a mild peppery taste, akin to mustard.
If you would like to learn more about wildflowers, we are giving a guided tour at Highnam Woods on Saturday 30th April. Please call the office on 01594 562852 to book, or if you require further information.