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Sunny Summer Afternoon

The weather favoured us again for our second “Nature on The Heath” event on Sunday, 17th July. We enjoyed a gloriously sunny afternoon with our lovely visitors. While some had their faces painted, played giant snakes and ladders or created … Continue reading

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Buds of May

The month of May is when The Heath bursts forth. Tree leaves unfurl, flowers bloom and butterflies appear. Summer’s almost here. Kevin Griffiths

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Speckled Woods Flitting in the Sun

If you walk in the wooded area of The Heath, your eye may be caught by Speckled Wood butterflies flitting in the sunny patches. This species has a long season – it can be observed from March to October – … Continue reading

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Copper Jewels

Now is the time of year when the purple heather is in full bloom. When the sun comes out and warms the heather, butterflies come to drink its nectar. On my recent visit, I was pleased to see the heather … Continue reading

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Playing in the Sunshine

What a wonderful afternoon we had! Lots of lovely visitors came to our “Nature on The Heath” event on Sunday and everyone enjoyed picnicking and playing in the sunshine. Many people helped on the day to make it a success, … Continue reading

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The Colours of Summer

Summer brought a sea of a yellow dandelion-like flower, the Autumn Hawkbit, to the meadow while the area around the sand pit is purple with Heather, Rosebay Willowherb and Knapweed. These flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies which appear … Continue reading

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