Often found in ancient woodland, bluebells are a significant part of our springtime. These forest flowers only have a small window to bloom; between the arrival of the warmer sun and the opening of the tree canopy which casts them in shade.
This spring the Woodland Trust is mapping bluebells across the country with the launch of its Big Bluebell Watch. The idea is to determine how bluebells are being affected by climate change, and whether any action is needed to protect them.
Have you spotted any bluebells on your recent woodland hikes? We’d like to see your pictures of any you have discovered, as well as the location of where they were found. Tips on what to look out for can be found here.
We’re planning to feature the best of your bluebell photographs in the eye witness section of the paper, so please share the highest image resolution possible. The assignment will close on Monday 9 May at 10 am.
You can share your images by clicking on the blue ‘Contribute’ button on this article. You can also use the Guardian app and search for ‘Guardian Witness assignments’ – and if you add it to the homepage – you can keep up with all our assignments.