This year is the Centenary of the Wildlife Trust movement - a time to reflect and enjoy local wildlife.
Brian Eversham, our Chief Executive, says
“Bluebell time coincides with the richest flush of local wildlife - masses of primroses and oxlips, golden celandines and the vibrant fresh green of new leaves everywhere and nesting birds singing at full volume. Get out to a Wildlife Trust woodland near you, and enjoy it!”
During late April and early May woodlands spring into life and provide a great place to enjoy one of nature’s finest spectacles and one of our best loved native wildflowers - bluebells!
The peak flowering season and the number and intensity of the blooms varies from year to year depending on weather conditions. If you are unable to get out and see the bluebells then we have a number of other ways you can support Bluebell Watch. We would also love you to share your experiences and memories of bluebells on Facebook and Twitter. Or share your beautiful bluebell photographs with our Flickr group.
You can also learn more about this amazing plant on our bluebell facts page.
Our woodlands are alive with wildlife at this time of year and there is lots to discover. Find out more on our beyond bluebells page. Trusts across the country are celebrating our diverse woodland wildlife this April and as well as our bluebell events we are holding two events in honour of all woodland wildlife on 14 and 15 April.
Bluebell and woodland wildlife events
See our full list of bluebell and woodland wildlife events and get out explore our beautiful springtime woodlands.
Help us to safeguard bluebells now, and for the future
Please help us to protect our local bluebell woods.
You can support our appeal
You can donate by text.
Text BLUE15 to 70070 to donate £3 now!
Texts cost £3 plus your standard network charge. The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire will receive 100% of your donation.Please obtain the bill payer’s permission. Charity No. 1000412.