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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, WASPERTON
A SANCTUARY FOR WILDLIFE

Updated October 2017

St Luke’s little summer.
There is often about this time
a spell of fine, dry weather,
and this has been given the name
of St Luke’s little summer.

St Luke’s day is the 18th October. This is one of the most famous English weather sayings and is adamantly  believed by countrymen. However the figures tell a different story. The period 15th –21st October were tested for dry sunny weather. Also a minimum of three days allowed for a “little summer” to occur. A 31% chance of this happened when the 18th was one of the three days. A 41% result refers to any three days between the 15th-21st .

We will have to wait and see what St Luke can do. The weather has been kind to us on our Churchyard days in September and the mowers have been put to bed, (the machines, not the folk). Our wild strips along the edge of the Churchyard have been cut down and will be ready for the sowing of the wild flower seeds, late this, or early next month. Lots of mole hills to move over, they make good seed beds.

I have checked the hedgehog box and all is ready for some one to move in. Hedgehogs are still about in the village so if you see one to speak to, send him or her to the Churchyard. Rent free.

Thanks again for your support.

Mike Porter
01926 624909

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