Postcard from Ashridge Forest

A couple of weeks ago I spent a lovely weekend volunteering for the National Trust in the glorious Ashridge Forest, one of my favourite places in England.

I spent most of my spare moments photographing and identifying wildflowers which were abundant and glorious. I found lots of new-to-me flowers including a White Helleborine orchid (which didn’t photograph so well) and the delightful sight of a newborn deer hidden in the grass just outside the bunkhouse where I was staying.

Being outside all weekend was a real delight and I resolved to spend much more time outside and getting involved in nature conservation.  I’ve also been taking part in 30 Days Wild Challenge, which has mostly been 30 days of wildflower spotting! You can find more photos on my Instagram feed.

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