Late spring early summer at Eastham Woods is a very special time. It is the time when many of the wild flowers that thrive in the ancient woodland come into flower. For about eight weeks, between late March and mid May, Just before the trees burst into leaf and shade out the woodland floor.
This is the time when we see some of the most spectacular displays of wild flowers: flowers such as Daffodils (though to find wild native daffodils these days is becoming quite rare) lesser Celandine and Snow Drops which can be seen quite early on in Spring, but it is the Blue Bells and the Wood Anemone that create the wow factor as we
stroll through the woodland.
Now is the time when we see Cowslip emerging through last years leaf litter to add a touch of freshness to the decaying matter carpeting the woodland floor. Twenty years ago, Cowslip were almost extinct in these parts, but due to Chemical free areas such as Eastham Country Park and also due to some sympathetic farmers and land owners and with the help from organisations like the Merseyside BioBank many of our native wild flowers are enjoying a come back.