Kaiya in bluebells

The beauty of bluebells is spectacular, yet sadly all too fleeting. Keen to make the most of their brief flowering season, I couldn’t resist heading back to the lake side to snap a few photos of dog Kaiya in the remaining blooms. —All photographs copyright of Claire Stott/Grey Feather Photography © 2022www.greyfeatherphotography.com If you like…

Bluebell season

‘How the merry bluebell rings, To the mosses underneath…’– Alfred Lord Tennyson The UK is home to almost half the world’s population of english or native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta). Synonymous with ancient british woodlands, these iconic flowers are at their most spectacular in spring, usually flowering from mid April onwards. Nothing says spring quite like…

If you go down to the woods today…

With sunny skies and a few hours to spare between shifts at work on Friday, it was the perfect opportunity to hunt for bluebells in the grounds of Nanteos Mansion. Nestled between two small nature reserves, Old Warren Hill & Coed Penglanowen their ancient woodlands provide the perfect unspoiled habitat for numerous species including these…

In search of bluebells

I am very lucky to work in a beautiful location, Nanteos Mansion, a grade I listed Georgian mansion nestled in woodlands just outside the town of Aberystwyth. Yesterday we stopped in for a spot of lunch, giving me the opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings, something I haven’t done nearly as often as I would…

Bluebell invasion

As the daffodils that welcomed in the Spring are now beginning to wither they are replaced by a carpet of vibrant violet-blue as the bluebells begin their annual takeover of our parks & woodlands. Here in Aberystwyth there are several locations you can find these beautiful spring blooms including along the edges of Plasgruc ditch,…