Sunday, 8 April 2012

A perfect spot for the May "Dawn Chorus".

a 13 mile hack from Holly Hill, across the Ranscombe nature reserve, and up to the Medway bridge, and back.

Just like the previous post, this stretch of the North Downs way is littered with

Hedge Garlic
Wild Violets
Wild/Alpine Strawberries
a whole host of wild greens
beech nuts

and it appears that where you find violets you will also find strawb's, they both love the chalky footpaths of the downs, so look out for the blue violets in march/april, then come back in may/june for a juicy treat - they are just starting to flower now.

But more than this, and for foraging nothing more that the wow-factor and the scent, were the stunning swathes of bluebells in flower

And as a final bonus, the wonderful bird life (for listening to!...not for foraging), the woods along this stretch will be the perfect place to revisit in May for the "Dawn Chorus", we saw and heard tits, finches, green woodpeckers, blackbirds, thrushes, and a few more we've yet to figure out what they are.
check out this site for more details - International Dawn Chorus Day

Tj @ The Nook

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