The end of April is peak blossom time in our woodland.

The black thorn in the field hedges and the Gorse at the woodland edges are the first to appear.

As the first leaves start to open, the cabin is soon disappearing amongst the cherry blossom.

And the subtle scent from the racines of bird cherry fills the air.

Using blossom rich species on woodland edges and ride sides within the woodland creates sources of nectar and pollen, promoting pollinating insects and enriching biodiversity.

As the blackthorn starts to fade, the apple blossom begins to open. Next will come the hawthorn and rowan, ensuring that insects will continue to thrive and in turn provide food for the ever increasing number of songbirds that the woodland supports.