Power LinesMonday 8th May 2000
POWER LINES cross the lower end of a wood near Woolley Edge motorway services. A swathe of trees and shrubs have been cut back to create a long narrow clearing. The extra light reaching the ground has encouraged a luxuriant growth of woodland wild flowers; Bluebells, some violets (probably Dog Violets, which have pale spurs) and Strawberries (Barren Strawberry?) and a single plant of Wood Sorrel. Perhaps the extra light will encourage the Wood Sorrel to make a comeback.
My sketch shows a ventilation tower for a railway tunnel that passes beneath the wood here.