Merrily Looking at Bits of Old Woodland in Cavan

 

 

holly and wine

holly and wine

woodland flower red campion

woodland flower, red campion

Silene dioica red campion , (pictured above). Google informs  me that it is named after Silenus, who was the merry (winemaking ) god of woodlands

Last of the red campion flowers, were just about to be, killed off by frost. This is one of the species regarded as an indicator of the old age of the woodland ,like bluebells and wood anemone

bird cherry groth pattern

bird cherry growth pattern

 The branches of the more interesting trees were easier to see. Birdcherry is one of the less common native species . It often seems to have this growth shape of spreading stems

spiders web like branches of bird cherry

spiders web like branches of bird cherry

This tree is struggling for light, because of conifers nearby, resulting in this stretching and rising pattern

Bird cherry buds prunus padus

Bird cherry winter buds (prunus padus)

The terminal winter buds of bird cherry are different to that of wild cherry.

terminal bud of wild cherry prunus avium

terminal bud of wild cherry (Prunus avium)

In addition the young bark is a different hue

The bark of bird cherry

The bark of bird cherry

prunus avium

Bark of wild cherry

But the trees that make the woodland are the Hazel grovesderries and deerpark 002

derries and deerpark 027

 

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.Take time to look , listen, even scent what is on the wind.
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One Response to Merrily Looking at Bits of Old Woodland in Cavan

  1. aislingblackburn says:

    Lovely post, nice to be reminded of the woodlands around, didn’t know Silene grew wild around here.

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