First Flowers

Blackthorn, or it’s fruity relative the Wild Plum, is one of the earliest wildflowers to blossom at Bradlaugh Fields Advertisements

Out and About: this April in Bradlaugh Fields

The fields are alive; buzzing, bustling, calling and singing with all manner of creatures. Listen for the yaffle call of the green woodpecker (hear it on this Youtube video) and hear it knock-knock-knocking in the woods. The usually quiet and shy jays are chasing each other around the taller trees and, over all, the buzzard […]

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #2 Blackthorn (Sloe)

After gorse, blackthorn is the earliest wild flower here, providing nectar and pollen for bees as they start emerging in the Spring, when the blackthorn bushes burst into bloom. The flowers appear before the leaves creating a beautiful ‘bridal’ effect in the hedgerows, where the white starry flowers stand out bright against the dark bark. […]