Date published: 25 July 2019
Author: Ros Clow

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Summer Activity in the Cemetery

An Overview

The first day of summer was celebrated by opening the cemetery to the public in the evening. Moths had been collected in the early hours of the morning. These were identified and displayed then released at dusk. Brian Sylvester led a tour of interesting graves near to the Chapel. The Chapel itself was out of action as work was in progress to solve damp problems in the north west corner.

 

 

In July we entered the Britain in Bloom competition. To prepare for the judges another moth collection was carried out overnight and Joan Stacey, Dorothy Leddy, Rita Gardner and Martha Vickers created a display of all the wild flowers gracing our site on that day.

Both collections of moths totalled 33 different species, significantly lower that the 68 collected last year. For the Britian in Bloom display our moth man listed which plants each moth depended on. Quite facinating!

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Brian;s Guided Tour
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Brian;s Guided Tour
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Commonwealth War Grave for Crame
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Commonwealth War Grave for Crame
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BIB Judges judging!
BIB Judges judging!
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Joan and Dorothy bring their finds
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Joan and Dorothy bring their finds
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Moths collected 17th June 2019
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Moths collected 17th June 2019
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Moths with their plants in the display
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Moths with their plants in the display

 

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