A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Saturday 19 May 2018

Duke of Burgundy

The Duke of Burgundy butterfly is the only European species of the Riodinidae family which is more prevalent in tropical regions. This small butterfly usually flies in May and early June and we were fortunate to see around 12 on Rodborough Common.
Numbers have much reduced over recent years but the back from the brink project hopes to conserve the species

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Wild Garlic and Cow Parsley

Cow parsley and wild garlic have turned the verges white. Growth has been rapid over the past few days of warm weather.

Sunday 13 May 2018

Well Dressing

The tradition of well dressing normally happens in the Peak District but is also carried out in the Gloucestershire village of Bisley.
School children carry floral displays through the village on Ascension  day to decorate the springs near the church.