Bluebells at Croxteth
The warm weather has brought bluebell flowering time to Croxteth Country Park. Many of our woodlands and grassy areas take on a blue glow as the carpets of bluebells come into flower.
We would normally expect the bluebells to be at their best about the last week of April or even the first week of May, but the warm sunny spell of weather we have had over Easter has brought flowering time forward.
As with most woodland wildflowers, bluebells tend to flower early in the year before the trees get their full canopy of leaves - ensuring they get the right amount of sunlight to grow.
Bluebells are becoming scarcer throughout the country. They are protected by law; it is a criminal offence to dig up or sell bluebell bulbs.