Hogweed, foxglove, ferns and common butterbur

It was a sunny morning as we walked our normal route through Storeton Woods. There’s more to the woods than just trees.

As we walked into the woods from Rest Hill Road the Hogweed was stretching up into the bright blue sky above.

Further into the woods patches of foxgloves were in flower, a bright vermillion against a green backdrop.

The sun was breaking through the trees and brightening the ferns and bracken further up the hill.

They offer a cool place for a rest when you are getting on in years.

Crossing Rest Hill Road the woods here are not part of the Woodland Trust managed scheme.  Just past the telecommunications building set back from Mount Road into the woods there is a bank of the broad leaved plants known as common butterbur.  The sun was glinting through the trees across the leafy bank.

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