Despite a horrendously rainy day, we had a wonderful visit to Perivale Wood Nature Reserve during their spring open day last year to see a stunning display of bluebells in the ancient woodland. Because last year was so great, we're going to do the same again (and hope for a sunny day this time!).
Perivale Wood is only open to the public one day a year, for the bluebell walk, so this is a great chance to explore an otherwise off-limit and somewhat hidden site of ecological significance. The wood is 27 acres with a 1 mile nature trail running through it. Amazingly, this relatively small wood contains a huge number of species, including:
600 species of fungi
544 species of moths
30 species of molluscs
17 species of mammals
24 species of trees
350 species of vascular plants
36 species of mosses and liverworts
115 species of birds, of which 40 breed regularly
This is a great opportunity for those interested in ancient woodlands or wildlife photography, as well as those who would just enjoy a nice nature walk and a magnificent display of blooms.
Trails are muddy and uneven, so wear appropriate footwear! Also, there will be tea, cakes, honeys and jams on sale, so bring some cash if you're interested in partaking.
We will meet at 12:00 pm outside of the Perivale tube station (central line) and walk over together.
**Members please bring a £3 donation to help cover the annual meetup fee for our group.**
Looking forward to another great visit to Perivale Wood!