WILDLIFE experts are urging Huddersfield people to enjoy one of nature’s beauties – the bluebell.

They expect carpets of bluebells to appear in many local woodlands over the coming weeks.

Dazzling displays of the native wildflower usually begin in April and continue into May. But The Wildlife Trust is warning that the it may soon be a species seen only on woodland edges.

The bluebell’s early appearance is determined by unusual genetic limits and naturalists are now worried these limits may make this wildflower less adaptable to changes in its climate than trees and other flowers, putting it more at risk from climate change.