Ledsham Banks


Germander Speedwell

Cuckoo Pint


SHEEP WERE GRAZING here at Ledsham Banks Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve near Castleford in early spring and this form of management has paid off to judge by the number of cowslips in flower today. We find no orchids on our visit with Wakefield Naturalists’ Society this morning so perhaps the management hasn’t suited them so well but orchids can come and go unpredictably. We find Common Spotted Orchid in nearby woodland where violets are still in flower. Bluebells don’t exactly carpet the wood - they’re more like a welcome rug as we step in. Bluebells need a certain amount of light and this particular wood has tall trees and a dense canopy.

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