Ivy spiralling around a Beech Tree in a Bluebell wood
Sunlight illuminates Ivy spiralling around the smooth bark of a native Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree trunk in a carpet of English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Southrey Wood, Lincolnshire.
The Lincolnshire Limewoods are scattered remnants of ancient woodland, the largest area of woodland dominated by Small-leaved Lime in Britain. The species was thought to have been introduced to Britain but is now considered to have been native.
Date taken: 01 May 2015.