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Wildlife Blog

Please check back regularly for the latest news from our team of Wildlife Volunteers.

September Round Up

September Round Up

The first of September saw the first day of autumn (Meteorologically speaking) and the Autumnal Equinox was on the 22nd this year, so it is now fair to say that we are well into autumn and as such the weather has changed accordingly and this has affected the flora and the fauna of the Abbey.

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Added: 10th October 2017

Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count

This is ideal weather for butterfly watching or a bit of lepidoptera in you want to be technical about it. It just so happened that the 2017 Big Butterfly Count was running from the 14th July until the 6th August.  more

Added: 14th August 2017

Three month round-up

Three month round-up

Firstly can I say it's been a whole three months since I last blogged on here about the wildlife in Glastonbury Abbey time certainly does fly.  more

Added: 15th July 2017

The arrival of Spring

The arrival of Spring

Bluebells, bees and butterflies are among the thriving wildlife spotted in the abbey grounds.  more

Added: 12th April 2017

Discover more about the blackbird

Discover more about the blackbird

Another couple of weeks have shot by in the Abbey and it has again been varied and unpredictable weather wise. On 23rd February we were visited by Storm Doris, and although it was indeed very windy we escaped the full brunt of the storm and so we luckily did not receive any damage to the trees in the grounds save from a few twigs coming down.  more

Added: 9th March 2017

A carpet of snowdrops

A carpet of snowdrops

Discover the history of this beautiful flower which historically marks the turning point in the seasons.  more

Added: 22nd February 2017

Birdwatch Bulletin

Birdwatch Bulletin

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017.

On Sunday 29th January between 2-3pm, we took part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch, with two teams of volunteers and members of the public at different sites in the abbey grounds. One team was in the wildlife area and the other in the orchard.  more

Added: 7th February 2017

Getting ready for Big Garden Birdwatch

Getting ready for Big Garden Birdwatch

The start of 2017 has seen a mixed bag of wildlife in the Abbey grounds.  more

Added: 22nd January 2017

End of year round-up

End of year round-up

Discover what species have been seen in the abbey over the last 12 months.  more

Added: 1st January 2017