Spring is here! Take a walk in our ancient woodlands
May 16, 2014
Our Ancient woodlands are their most beautiful and scenic at this time of year.
Any wood known to exist by 1600AD is used to define Ancient Woodland. Our ancient woodlands are so special and important as the older a habitat the more species it will support. They are much more diverse and rich than more recent woodlands.
How do you know if you are in an ancient woodland?
There are many plant species that typically indicate ancient woodland such as Wood Anenome, Dogs Mercury, Moschatel, Sweet Woodruff, Wild Service Tree and Scaly Male Fern.
There are many Ancient Woodland throughout the North West including: Dibbinsdale Local Nature Reserve in Wirral, Mill Wood in Speke Liverpool, Wenlock Edge in Shropshire.