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Wildlife Blog

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

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

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