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Ruperra Conservation Trust,

5 Ty Newydd,

Waterloo,

Caerphilly,

CF83 8NT

As spring turns to summer the colours change to Red and White Campion, Foxglove, Wild Raspberry and Enchanter’s Nightshade.  The woods can become rather overgrown with Bracken and Bramble at the height of summer, but regular strimming and hacking by the volunteers keep them in check.

 

 

The woodland supports a high diversity of tree species with Oak, Ash and Birch overshadowing the Hazel, Hawthorn and Willow. Other species include Yew, Sweet Chestnut and Wych Elm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wetter places are brightened up by Opposite-Leaved Golden Saxifrage among the ferns, mosses and liverworts. Rushes, sedges and Bulrush tower over the pond sides, while Water Mint and Starwort provide underwater cover for the frogs, toads and newts.

 

 

 

Red Campion

 

Foxglove

 

In spring, before the new leaves are on the trees, the woodland floor is awash with Bluebells, Wood Anemone and Wild Daffodil. Cuckoo Pint, Primrose and Yellow Pimpernel emerge as the canopy closes over. Other early woodland flowers include Wood Sorrel, Snowdrops, Ramsons, Dog’s Mercury, Yellow Archangel and Common Dog-Violet.

 

 

Common Dog Violet

 

Wild Daffodils

 

Dog’s Mercury

Bluebells

 

Water Mint

 

Golden Saxifrage

 

The Heather patch offers another colourful place supporting Bell Heather, Ling Heather and sunny yellow Broom.

 

 

 

Please click here to see a full PDF list of plants on site.

 

 

Broom

 

Hazel Catkins

 

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