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Camilla Lambrick and Sue Helm - Bluebells at Foxholes, BBOWT reserve at Bruern, Chipping Norton


Sun, May 5th 2024

Foxholes is a remnant of the historic Wychwood Forest. It includes an extensive acid cap, and slopes down over lime-rich clays towards the River Evenlode. The Bluebells of this ancient semi-natural woodland should be in full flight, with other notable species such as Herb Paris, Wood Sorrel, Wood Goldilocks and Early Purple Orchids. This woodland is an SSSI under the name of Bould Wood, it has some oak standards with hazel coppice and also area planted with Beech, Hornbeam and Lime. It is notable for the wide variety of unusual fungi and butterflies. It can be very muddy even in May so good footwear is essential. Grid ref. SP254206. Parking at Bruern Farms Café and shop, OX7 6QE see www.bruernfarms.co.uk.

If you would like to stay for lunch, please let Sue know by Sunday 28th April.

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