Wood anemones relish the sun. Their flowers are completely open and colour great parts of the wood white. The bluebells are slower, on most plants no buds can be seen yet. Only on the warmest and sunniest places in the wood, a few blue flower clusters appear in the green carpet of leaves. The first beautiful fern curls (young, rolled up fern leaves) are to be seen.
Unfortunately, there is another striking thing: the many barren patches caused by visitors over the last years, empty spaces where there are not any flowers this year. They might become much bigger still in the coming months… and yet, all you have to do to protect the wood’s fragile vegetation is: Stay On The Official Paths, also when taking pictures.