Monday, 10 May 2021

Bluebell photoshoot

Spent a lovely morning amongst the bluebells in a local forest.  It felt that the bluebells were a little later this year due to a particularly cold April/May, but when they did come out they were beautifully abundant!

Almost half the world's bluebells are found in the UK, they’re relatively rare in the rest of the world.  Bluebell colonies take a long time to establish - around 5-7 years from seed to flower.  Bluebells can take years to recover after footfall damage. If a bluebell’s leaves are crushed, they die back from lack of food as the leaves cannot photosynthesise.  The bluebell is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).

Please note that during the photoshoot families are on paths only and no bluebells were damaged.

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