With the arrival of Autumn there is an abundance of cyclamen forming carpets across the churchyard of Holy Cross in Binstead. The cyclamen (family Primulaceae) is a hardy little plant that will bloom from now all through the winter, then become dormant again in the spring and summer. It seems to favour growing next to
We were blessed with fine dry weather for the insect walk, led by Richard Smout. around 18 people took part. Richard explained that ‘insects’ was a vast topic and that within the various species could be hundreds of sub species.
Join us, and Richard Smout for a leisurely walk around Ryde Cemetery on Tuesday 13 August. There are many species of Insects for you to see, which he will help you to identify.
The spring, almost summer weather we experienced in February 2019 was amazing. Temperatures stayed for days in the high teens and in full sun it felt more like early 20s. The primroses and daffodils were in bloom at the start of the month and the crocus seemed to go completely mad! There was a particularly