Springtime resumes in the Forest of Dean

A photo - Walkers enjoy a view of sunlight on young leaves

Following a few days of rain and cold weather, sunshine has returned to the Forest.  At this time of year the young leaves on the trees have a transparency and hue that is lost in the summer.

These trees are still allowing plenty of light to reach the forest floor, later their leaf  canopies will drastically impair plant gowth beneath them.

The bluebells need to grow and flower  while there is still plenty of light available. This year due to unfavourable weather, the bluebells are late and the best displays are yet to come.