Flora and fauna in Sussex

Local flora and fauna

In my photo you can see an example of local flora called Ramsons, or wild garlic (Allium ursinum) which is in the same family as bluebells. It also grows in woodlands, but tolerates heavier, damper soils, often along stream banks. They produce a globe head of many starry white flowers and can be as spectacular as a show of bluebells. You’ll see it locally around April and May.

I took this photo on the Upper Horseshoe walk … going along a woodland path

If you are a nature lover you can take advantage of courses, talks and walks organised regularly by Sussex Wildlife Trust. They run many of their events in their headquarters at Woods Mill within a mile of Steyning.

 

upper horseshoe walk steyning sussex