Although the Lodge is closed now, at this time of year we would expect to see lots of gorse in flower on the reserve. It's a great plant, and if you were to look closely at the flowers you might realise that this very pricky plant is actually a member of the pea family! Anybody want to hazard a guess as to what the flowers smell of? - it's quite surprising, unless you know!
Here’s a photo from earlier in the year, by Peter Bradley, Site Manager
The answer: gorse flowers smell of... coconut!
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