Somewhere in Warwickshire, England is a bluebell wood which for just a couple of weeks each year produces a spectacular natural event. A show of beautiful colour hidden away under the trees, miles from any road. It is quite a trek to get there, up a steep hill through a holloway which was once a well used ancient bridleway probably frequented by highwaymen and thieves and murderers. Today it is a shadow of it's former self and quite overgrown, almost impassable when wet as it becomes a stream, but you are very unlikely to meet all but the most determined thief or murderer. Luckily I never met one. Just a few intrepid hikers and flower hunters like myself.
I took the following set of pictures over three successive years, sometimes a bit too early for a full flowering and in some years not so densely populated with blooms.
Hyacinthoides non-scripta is particularly associated with ancient woodland where it may dominate the understorey to produce carpets of violet–blue flowers in "bluebell woods", but also occurs in more open habitats in western regions. It is protected under UK law, and in some other parts of its range.