Askebacken
nature reserve southwest of the Hörby. Hardwood forests and meadows with rich flora.

March 31, 2021: Hepatica
Drive as usual from Löberöd towards Hörby. Left in Lyby. Shortly after a power line, the narrow gravel road goes north to Askebacken nature reserve. At the reserve, the parking is the same. A path goes through the forest, all fallen trees that lay over the path last year have been cleared away. We are later this year, there are more hepatice. As before, it is the first hepatica for this year that we want to see. First see a wood anemone. Then a stock of hepatica, then here and there. Past the place with ramson leaves. Reach the the small stream. Before heading out into the fields, we follow the path to the right. Away to another stile. A few hepatica bloom along the path and by the stile. Walk back to the small stream. Here is a tree trunk made for coffee. Hepatica bloom on the root overturning. After coffee we climb the stile to the fields. A yellow anemone, many Star-of-Bethlehem. A bee visits a wood anemone. Turns when it gets too wet.

March 19, 2020: Hepatica
Drive as like last visit. Drive from Löberöd towards Hörby. Heading west in Lyby towards Fogdarp. Shortly after a power line, a narrow dirt road goes north to the Askebacken nature reserve. At the reserve is a parking. A path goes through the forest. It is not easily accessible. Trees lie all over it. I have been ill, do not feel the best. Hard on climbing. Lots of bush in the forest. Doesn't seem to be much of the Hepatica we saw at the last visit. But some lighten up the forest. A lot of leaves of ramson. Yellow Anemone and wood anemone have begun to bloom. Goes across the stile to the pasture. There are yellow Star-of-Bethlehem. A large bird of prey sits in a tree. Sitting down on a tree trunk for coffee. Now the sun is shining. Wandering around the pasture in search of something blooming. Goes back towards the car. See more hepatica, beautiful. Not in the quantities that were at the last visit. Still a good start to spring excursions.

April 1, 2016 Hepatica
Hepatica times. Take the road from Löberöd to Hörby. Take west in Lyby against Fogdarp. Shortly after a power line is a narrow gravel road north to Askebacken nature reserve. At the reserve is a parking.

A path through the forest. Many fallen trees. Leaving the trail and walk in the woods hunting hepatica. There, a single. Down a slope. Come to wild garlic.

Up to the path again. Wood anemones on the way to bloom. Suddenly an area of ​​hepatica. Stretching in the sun. The trail continues through wild garlic. Disappears from among trees. Ends at a stile to pasture.

Adjacent is the transmission line. Beneath is a grassland. Access forbidden in the summer time. Must be a return when meadow flowers begins.

Return with a detour into the woods. Brushy, crawling under tree trunk. Stretches me in the calf. Coffee on a tree trunk. Among hepatica.

Moving on through the forest. Pezizales? Back in the parking lot. A dog barks at a farm. Drive. A dog barks, rushes out from behind the car.

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