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.

No comments:

Post a Comment