Park Wood contains some plants which indicate that it is an ancient woodland.  These include Herb Paris and Toothwort seen below. Toothwort has no chlorophyll and grows as a parasite on the roots of trees, often hazel.

Herb_Paris  Toothwort_pw

Most of the plants and flowers on the woodland floor have a brief window of light and warmth between the end of the winter and the re-growth of the tree leaves which effectively blocks much of the sunlight. During this springtime, Park Wood is a riot of colour and flowers making the most of the light and insect activity.

Flowers and plants seen in the spring can be seen here

Flowers and plants seen in the summer can be seen here

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