I decided to visit another 2 sites that I will be sampling from last week; Shrawley Wood and Wyre Forest.
I visited Wyre Forest first; one of the largest remaining ancient woodlands in Britain. It covers 6000 acres of woodland walks and trails, and many rare species of flora and fauna can be found. Much of Wyre is designated as Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
I then visited Shrawley Wood, which is one of the largest small- leaved lime woodlands in the country and also has a spectacular display of bluebells in May.
I managed to identify enough flowering small- leaved lime for my dissertation at both sites, and I look forward to returning to carry out my sampling!