Field visit to Rose Hill Woods

Eight members assembled on St George's day 2017 (23rd April) for a look around Rose Hill Woods, on the outskirts of Sittingbourne.

This public site consists of playing fields, woodland, and also the ruins of Rose Hill House, an old Victorian house that once stood within the woods. The woodland has a nice patch of winter aconite Eranthis hyemalis and some sanicle Sanicula europaea, along with a large wych elm at the edge which impressed us with its vast crop of seeds.The edge of the cricket pitch proved to host an interesting mixed aggregation of mining bees, with at least 4 species observed.

Text and photo courtesy of Sarah Arnold