Recently I was lucky enough to spend two early mornings in a row at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s Moss Valley Nature Reserve., which is just over the border into Derbyshire. Within this protected landscape there exists an exquisite range of wildflowers, unrivalled by nearby woodlands. As a mixture of semi-natural and replanted ancient woodland, the site hosts many ancient woodland indicator species including: English bluebell, yellow archangel and wild garlic.
This is a selection of the wildflowers growing in Owler Car Wood in the first weeks of May. For more nature photography visit: fran-halsall.co.uk