I had another post planned for this week but when I saw the flowering wild flower verge near Didcot Civic Hall I decided to revise my schedule.
The start of May is usually peak bluebell season, one of my favourite woodland flowers. The good news is that Oxfordshire has a great selection of bluebell woods; some well known, others less so.
This week I attended a virtual Didcot Cafe Scientifique event, all about hedgehogs. It was such a fascinating talk by hedgehog expert Hugh Warwick that I thought I’d share some of his amassed knowledge with you. I hope this is useful as I know most parts of Didcot have hedgehogs.
For this week’s blog I’m delighted to launch a new website, Didcot Trees.
This is the second of my seasonal posts covering Mowbray Field in Didcot. My first post, published in autumn, contained an overview and visitor details so do pop over to this blog if you’re unfamiliar with the reserve.
Mowbray Field is a popular dog walking field, teen hang out and family picnic spot. It was designated a local nature reserve in 2000, and is now managed by the Earth Trust.
Autumn is one of the best times to visit woods. Whether you’re visiting for autumn colour, collecting conkers or kicking through fallen leaves (my favourite) here are six woods near Didcot.