Bluebells & Leaf Shadows on Beech Tree Trunk
Native English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) surround the trunk of a native Beech tree (Fagus sylvatica) in Southrey Wood, Lincolnshire. The dappled sunlight casts perfect shadows of the fresh Beech leaves onto the smooth tree 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: 01 May 2015.