Monday, 5 May 2014

Everdon Stubbs - Bluebells

Everdon Stubbs is a deciduous woodland covering an area of approximately 100 acres (0.40 km2) and was once a famous hunting covert. The land now covered by the woods was originally grazing land for Wild Boar, through which Everdon gets its name (from Old English eofer-dūn'boar hill'). At this time of year the woods are covered with its famous carpet of bluebells,and extremely well known throughout the County.Just for good measure a team of village residents host the 'Bluebell Teas' in the village hall serving delicious homemade cakes. They went down very well particularly after a couple of pints in the pub (The Plough) garden. The nearby verges were laden with wildflowers including; Red Campion, Cow Parsley, Common Vetch, Lesser Celandine, Lesser Stitchwort and Foxgloves. With the sound of Blackbirds, Chaffinches, Goldfinches and the Wren (pictured) it made for an idylic setting.