Update 4th May 2018


Update 4th May 2018

This is the penultimate weekly report for 2018 on how nature is influencing the bluebells in Beatons Wood


At last we have a forecast for a dry and sunny Bank Holiday weekend after recently experiencing two days of rain and strong winds, which dramatically affected visitor numbers.


Many of the bluebells are still not fully out, so with the increasing day and night temperatures they should soon reach their peak.  The strong winds with heavy rain cause turbulence in Beatons Wood, which has affected some areas of the bluebells, so they are not standing as upright as last year, but they are all still there!


Beatons Wood View 1Beatons Wood View 2

These photos taken from the same spot each week, show how dominant the bluebells are with scarcely a white anemone visible.


The car park field has quickly dried out after the constant rain, so the volunteers who support Arlington Village Hall and Church are all ready to deal with the expected large number of visitors over the Bank Holiday.  To avoid the crowds, try to come early in the morning, as we open at 10.00am, and be the first to enjoy that unique fragrance, which only comes from English bluebells and certainly not from the Spanish!


The last report will be published on Friday 11th May.


John McCutchan


This message was added on Friday 4th May 2018

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