Tuesday, January 02, 2007
The path through the wood
One of my most surprising discoveries in the summer of 2006 was the public footpath through the wood next to the river Line - see link here for map (the path is just above the 'i' in 'Whatlington'). A very beautiful, tranquil place with willows and alders, and the bruise blue beautiful demoiselle damsel flies, Calopteryx virgo, flittering from bush to bush. Strangely it isn't marked as a wood on the map, though it looks ancient and shows up in aerial photos.
It led to a wide enclosed field rich in flowers - more of that in another posting