|Tall trees in Boothland wood.|
The wood itself is charming. Although, like Views (Williams) Wood it is an ancient woodland carpeted with bluebells, the atmosphere is very different. The wood is much smaller but it has a light, airy feel. Partly this is because the trees are different. Views (Williams) Wood is full coppiced sweet chestnut with some sturdy oaks. Because it was once part of a grand house's park and adjoins a housing estate, a mixture of odd species such as sycamores and rhododendrons have been planted or have found their own way in. To my inexpert eye, Boothland seems to be full of hornbeam and elegant beeches soaring skywards. It appears to have far fewer 'interlopers'.
|Light slanting into the wood.|
Looking outside of the wood, you can see a farm. Seeing wool caught on the wire seems especially poignant, knowing that the sheep that once grazed there will soon be replaced by houses.
|Wool caught on a fence and farm equipment in the background.|
|Farm and oast house.|
|Female holly blue butterfly.|
|Goldilocks buttercup and lesser celandine with the bluebells.|
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