Donkey Field

The Donkey Field at Uphil in North Somerset is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust.  This small patch surrounded by iron railings provides some of the best displays of spring bulbs.  First the snowdrops, then the bluebells and cowslips.

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

Donkey Field – Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7076

The Bluebells

The bluebells surround the trees.  Strangely some of these trees are still in captivity.  This probably helps protect them during winter grazing by cattle.

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7059

Donkey Field – Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7059

The management plan for the site promotes the growth of spring bulbs.  The field is closed to the public but can be easily seen, and photographed, from the pavement or from the neighbouring plantation.

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6892

Donkey Field – Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6892

Donkey Field - Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7009

Donkey Field – Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7009

I am no expert but not all the bluebells in the field look totally native to me.

Bluebells - Donkey Field, Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6953

Bluebells – Donkey Field, Uphill, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6953

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