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Week In Focus #29

Over 50% Of The Worlds Bluebells Are In The UK!

This is picture #29 of a weekly Photo Challenge that I set myself – there is no particular theme. The idea behind the challenge is to get myself outside into the Cumbrian countryside, at least once a week.

  • This week’s photo was captured while on yesterdays walk to Blake Fell, and is of the Bluebell flower. It is found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant.

Despite the wide distribution of Bluebells, it reaches its greatest densities in the British Isles, where “bluebell woods” are a familiar sight at this time of the year. It is estimated that over 50% of the worlds population of Bluebell can be found in Great Britain. In the UK, it is a protected plant.

Bluebell Flowers
Bluebell Flowers
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3 comments

  1. Good idea for a challenge. I always remember the bluebell woods near my hometown of Leek in Staffordshire. Unfortunately much has been bulldozed over the years but there are still pockets to be seen.

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