A walk down Brakey Bank today was rewarded with a good show of Bluebells and if you intend to visit the Park next weekend, I would highly recommend that you do the same. It runs from bollard 19 down to 18 on the Park Map and in addition to the Bluebells you can also see Ground Ivy, Wood Anemone, Lesser Celandine, Red Campion, Greater Stitchwort, Dandelion and there is some Yellow Archangel in bud, so should be out by next weekend. A trip up the steps at bollard 18 will take you past Alexanders, Ramsoms (Wild Garlic) which have just crept in from Fairlight Glen, Ribwort Plaintain and on your left at the top, Blackthorn in blossom and Germander Speedwell. There is of course Gorse in flower all over Warren Glen and with the exception of Ransoms all the other wild flowers mentioned can be found elsewhere in the glen too with the addition of Common Dog Violet which I failed to spot on Brakey Bank. I will revisit Fairlight Glen shortly to provide a similar list before Easter for those who intend intend to visit, which if the weather stays like this why not, because as it was pointed out to me today (thanks BB), in that case your Easter eggs are going to melt!
Other highlights today were a second Stonechat, this time a female in a similar location on the Firehills and a Meadow Pipit nearby plus my first Common Lizard for the site this year in Warren Glen, all of which cleverly evaded my camera so you will have to make do with this Speckled Wood.