A soggy day at Glenarm, our woodland nature reserve in Antrim, today but plenty of wildflowers to be seen along the path at the woodland edge - hedge woundwort, St. John's wort, eyebright, common burdock, common spotted orchid, black medick. Then at the wood cranesbill translocation area there was tufted vetch, meadow vetchling, birds foot trefoil and of course, wood cranesbill.
I also startled an Irish Hare on the path, which then scampered up the road and disappeared into the trees!
The site is peppered with ancient and veteran oaks. In order to protect both the trees and the rich wildlife they support, we remove competitive tree species growing around them – a process known as ‘halo-ing’