After my Ringland visit I headed to Whitlingham Woods for a quick walk
around before picking Cathy up from the city. Whilst there I noticed some Spurge Laurel, a plant I’ve not
recorded here before. Further along I went to check a fern (I’m still looking
for Borrer’s Scaly Male Fern here, which was recorded on a vegetation survey
years ago) and was surprised to discover it was Soft Shield Fern, only the second time I have seen this species. I
just had time to check some Box bushes, finding one of the same galls seen at
Catton Park, before heading back.