Scrub and bramble
On the far side of the stream the terrain is predominantly a tangled profusion of bramble scrub and wildflowers. There is a rich diversity of ecological niches and plenty of feeding and hiding places for animals and birds.
The bramble below is sterile. It carries on flowering long after the other brambles are heavy with fruit. This makes it a late favorite for the bees.
Meadowsweet above is almond scented and rich in nectar for the bees.