Put a spring in your step
PUBLISHED: 19:35 12 April 2011 | UPDATED: 19:10 20 February 2013
Bluebells are just starting to put on a dazzling display at woodland nature reserves across Hertfordshire.
Blooming from the beginning of April, bluebells thrive in the coppiced woodland nature reserves managed by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Discover these beautiful displays of spring flowers by joining one of the Trusts guided bluebell and spring walks:
Hawkins Wood in the spring
Hawkins Wood Nature Reserve, Sandon Wednesday 13 April
10.30am to 12.30pm. Call the Wildlife Trust for directions.
Put a spring in your step!
Cassiobury Park Local Nature Reserve, Watford Saturday 16 April
10am 12 noon Meet at Rustic Bridge.
Old Park Wood Nature Reserve, Harefield Sunday 17 April
10.30am to 12.30pm Call the Wildlife Trust for directions.
Bramfield Woods, Tewin Tuesday 26 April
6.30pm . Meet car park opposite Grandison Arms.
Pryors Wood Nature Reserve, Stevenage Sunday 1 May
10am. Meet at entrance to the wood on Gresley Way.
Try Balls Wood near Hertford, Stocking Springs Wood near Welwyn and Longspring Wood near Hemel Hempstead too for wonderful displays of spring flowers.More information and directions are available on the Trusts website. Remember that bluebells are sensitive to trampling so it is best to remain on the reserve paths if you can.
Other woodland flowers to look out for include wild daffodils, violets, lesser celandines, yellow archangels, wood anemones and primroses. The riot of colour you can expect during a bluebell walk is often accompanied by birdsong and insects buzzing away.Visit early in the day or an hour before dusk to enjoy the bird activity at its best.
A woodland walk will put a spring in your step and your 3 donation will give a boost to our Bluebell Appeal at the same time working to restore Hertfordshires ancient woodlands. We need to raise 20,000 this spring!