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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, WASPERTON
A SANCTUARY FOR WILDLIFE

Updated February 2018

When the snow falls dry,
it means to lie;
But flakes light and soft
bring rain oft.
If the snowflake increases
in size, a thaw will follow.

You must forgive me in view of the bit of snow we had. I couldn’t resist looking in the “snow” section of my weather book. Now it says that these sayings are true and should be correct. We know that small flake fall when it is below freezing and larger when it is about freezing. Then the thaw.

Back to February and Candlemas Day,or the purification of the Virgin Mary on the 2nd February.

If Marie’s purifying daie,
Be cleare and bright with sunnie raie,
Then frost and cold shall be much more
After the beast that was before.

Now this has a 57% chance of being correct. If the 2nd of February is sunny there is more severe weather to come. We shall see. The average weather pattern for February is early storms, 24th January to the 1st of February, then a quiet anticyclonic spell from the 8th to the 16th of the month.Cold, frosty and foggy. Then another cold period, 21st to the 25th. Finally a stormy end, say 26th till the 9th March.

There are some signs that promise spring in the Churchyard, The wild flower seeds sown in November are germinating, some up by an inch. The snowdrops and winter aconites are showing, but no buds yet as I write. Next month will have the good news. The birds have been very hungry of late, they can empty the nut and seed feeders in a couple of days. Mostly sparrows and tits but we have seen the greater spotted woodpecker.

A good time of year, everything to look forward to before we have to start the mowing in the Churchyard. Thanks for your support. We keep on keeping on.

Mike Porter
01926 624909

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