Leaf shadows & wood anemones in the Lincolnshire Limewoods
Wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa) carpet the floor beneath native Beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees in Southrey Wood, Lincolnshire. The dappled sunlight casts perfect shadows of the fresh leaves onto the smooth trunks of the trees.
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: 02 May 2014.