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Poppies bloom in a Worcestershire nature reserve

Poppies bloom in Worcestershire

A spectacular growth of poppies is blooming near Bewdley, on land managed by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

The field is next to the A456, opposite the Blackstone car park, and is currently lying fallow.

The Trust say they minimise the use of fertilisers and herbicides, and are planting the fields on rotation.

Andy Harris, from the Trust said: "Our long-term aim for the fields of Blackstone Farm is to revert them to heathland.

"The diverse and colourful weeds are indicative of this approach.

Poppies
This picture was taken by Jo and seven-year-old Jacob

"Not only are we leaving wide field margins for wildlife, which are flower-rich, but each year one of the fields will be left fallow - which will result in a fantastic display of colour."

Rare arable plants and the nationally rare adrena nigrospena bee are found at the Blackstone reserve.

The Trust is reminding people that Blackstone Farm is a nature reserve, and that they shouldn't venture too far into the field to take photographs.




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