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Bluebells in the frame at York woods
8:34am Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in Eco info
NATURE lovers are being invited to go hunting for bluebells in two woodlands in the York area this spring.
The Woodland Trust says Knavesmire Wood, in York, and Hagg Wood, near Dunnington, are both designated bluebell woods.
“The bluebell is traditionally found in native woodland and dates back as far as the wildwood that covered Britain after the last Ice Age,” said a spokesman.
He said the trust was running a competition for the best photographs of ancient woods, and entries could be submitted under one of four categories; people and leisure, ancient woods and modern wonders, nature and wildlife and scenery and seasons.
“There are prizes for each category and the best overall picture taker will win £250 and a three-night break,” he said.
The closing date is June 30. For more information, go to visitwoods.org.uk/bluebells.