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Wildlife Blog

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

Reflections on almost a year volunteering

Reflections on almost a year volunteering

It's almost a year ago that I started volunteering as part of the Wildlife Team at Glastonbury Abbey.

I came as an enthusiastic amateur with a love of wildlife and history.

Where better to pursue these interests than the ruins of one of Britain's biggest Abbey’s.  more

Added: 1st May 2018

End of year round-up 2017

End of year round-up 2017

Firstly, 2017 has been seen a few changes to the wildlife team in Glastonbury Abbey with the addition of several new volunteers to our fold bringing new knowledge and experience to the team and new ways of looking at things and interpreting what we have observed over the course of the year.  more

Added: 15th January 2018

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