Don't miss out on this years blue magic - make haste to your nearest bluebell woods
If you live in the UK and have not visited your local bluebell woods then this weekend could be your last chance to see the flowers this year. Time is running out - their colour is fading rapidly and seeds are already beginning to form within the flower heads.
Most bluebells are found in ancient woodlands where the rich habitat supports a whole host of species.
Some of the woodlands are even remnants of the original wildwood that covered Britain after the last Ice Age
In the Middle Ages, bowmen used bluebell sap to glue feathers onto arrows
Bluebell sap was also used to bind pages to the spines of booksThe Victorians used the starch from crushed bluebells to stiffen the ruffs on their collars and sleeves
Legend tells us that a field of bluebells is intricately woven with fairy enchantments
Bees sometimes 'steal' nectar from bluebells. They bite a hole in the bottom of the bell and reach the nectar without pollinating the flower