The Open Space has - at last - got a couple of Interpretation Boards installed, one at the Whittock Road end and one at the main Stockwood Road entrance. They should encourage people to take a closer look at what this wonderful but little known reserve has to offer.
Now's a good time to start, after the warm spell has seen the early flowers burst into life...
|Cowslip - this one making a first appearance in the glade behind Whittock Square|
|Blackthorn (sloe) at the 'back door' entrance to the reserve, at Ilsyn Grove|
|detail of blackthorn blossom|
|Bluebells and celandine in the Ilsyngrove woodland|
|Primroses in the woodland edge of the orchid meadow|
|Snakes Head Fritillary, orchid meadow|
|Bullace blossom in the orchard edge|
|Dog Violets, Ilsyngrove woodland|
|Viola Alba, now carpeting the orchard floor since we cleared the brambles a few years back (thanks, DR, for keeping up the good work)|
|Wood Anenome at the foot of Ilsyngrove woodland|
|and finally something completely different - new arrivals that appeared in the cart-washing pond. At least until the herons find them!|