Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Cannock Chase

I visited Cannock Chase with friends at the weekend. It was beautiful!

We saw lots of interesting animals and plants, including Lizards, Frog tadpoles, Deer, Dragonflies, various Butterflies, wild Raspberries, Strawberries, Bilberries and Cowberries (or possibly "Cannock Chase Berries" - a rare hybrid Bilberry/Cowberry, apparently!).



I'd never tasted Bilberries before, but they were really sweet and juicy. The Cowberries were more mealy and had less flavour, but were still nice. The wild Strawberries were absolutely gorgeous!

1 comment:

  1. Hmm ate Bilberries first at Tarn Howes a tourist trap pretty lake in the Lake District many many years ago. Currently trying to encourage the small strawberries to cover the non grass part of my garden too though its a matter of a foot or two every year.
    I guess you didn't fall down any of the holes since an internet connection would be difficult from there