Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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In early June parts of the cemetery are covered with this pretty white flower. The Ox-Eye daisy is a typical meadow flower; it thrives in a wide range of conditions and prefers heavy and damp soils.

In a part of the Old Parish Cemetery, a small patch of bright colour caught my eye and, getting down on my hands and knees to investigate, I saw what looked like a tiny little orchid.

The fruit of the rose is a berry-like structure called a rose hip. Dialect names for wild rose hips are more extravagant and include "hedge-pedgies", "nippernails", "pixie pears" and "pig's noses".

We held a Butterfly Walk in the Cemetery on 1 July, and Richard Smout took a small group for a walk lasting just over an hour and a half. Several species of butterflies were spotted, as well as some other insects of interest.