Bluebells at Broadoak

A hoverfly rests on a bluebell in the woodland at Broadoak Quarry (c) Duncan Hutt

Duncan led a walk around Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s newest reserve at Broadoak Quarry yesterday. Most of the site is not yet accessible to the public but the path through the old woodland along the Mill Burn is a public footpath.  The cold snap has set spring back a bit but wood sorrel and wild garlic are out in flower with marsh marigold and golden saxifrage in the wetter areas.  There is a scattering of bluebells also coming into bloom, there is no carpet as seen in many other woodlands, more a light sprinkling of blue.


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3 Responses to Bluebells at Broadoak

  1. vivinfrance says:

    give it time, for the bluebell scatter to become a carpet – then you won’t have anywhere to put your feet!

  2. thehutts says:

    It will never be a carpet at Broadoak as there is only a scattering of plants!

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