Bluebells & leaf shadows in the Lincolnshire Limewoods
Native English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) surround the trunk of a Beech (Fagus sylvatica) tree in Southrey Wood, Lincolnshire. The dappled sunlight casts perfect shadows of the fresh leaves onto the smooth bark.
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.