Flowers and Plants
From April you can spot many wild flowers and lots of grasses. The meadow is not mown until the seeds from the flowers have dispersed, blown by the wind, or carried by animals.
In April and May look out for cuckoo flower and buttercups. These are followed by dog roses, common vetch and tiny bird’s foot trefoil.
The plants in these areas often grow in country hedgerows. They provide lots of different foods: hazel, hips from dog and guelder roses, hawthorn and blackthorn, elderberries and blackberries.
The wood is a good place to find decomposers such as bracket fungi (on tree trunks).