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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Nature

Holly is one of the most distinctive of our evergreen shrubs and trees. It is easily identifiable by its waxy, spiky leaves and clusters of scarlet red berries.


At the entrance to the Cemetery Lodge there is a beautiful display of Michaelmas daisies. These flowers belong to the aster family and aster comes from the Ancient Greek word meaning star, referring to the shape of the flower head.


This summer has been perfect weather for slugs and snails, many of which live in the cemetery. Most of them seem to have migrated to the garden of The Lodge and have descimated our vegetable crops!


After months of rain the sun is shining and it feels like summer at last!


Despite the glorious early October weather the summer ("What Summer?" I hear you say) is drawing to a close and there are signs of autumn in the cemetery.


The six-spot burnet moth is brightly coloured and is active by day. As a result it is often mistaken for a butterfly. People generally think that moths only fly at night but in fact a number, including the six-spot burnet moth, fly by day.