ブルーベルのカーペットが敷き詰められた妖精の森 37P

ブルーベルは「妖精の花」とも呼ばれる、ヒヤシンスに似た多年草ですが、イギリスでは日本の桜のように、ブルーベルが春の訪れを知らせてくれます。
数百万の青紫のブルーベルが見渡す限り広がり、甘い香りが満ちてくると魔法の森に変身します。
ブルーベルは法律で守られていますが、子供が1人で森に入ってブルーベルの花を摘むと帰ってこられないという伝説もあり、大事に守られています。
イギリスのミッチェルディーバーの森、アシュリッジの森、オックスフォードシャーのファリンドンや、ベルギーのドウォルプなどが有名です。
犬や鹿ばかりでなく、ヨークシャー野生動物公園では、虎もブルーベル・カーペットの上でくつろいでいます。

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