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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, WASPERTON
A SANCTUARY FOR WILDLIFE

Updated November 2021

When you see gossamer flying,
Be sure the air is drying.

Gossamer is the web of a small spider often spun on foliage. This light mass of thread will float in calm air or spread over grass. Gossamer literally means "goose summer" referring to early November (11th November is St Martin's "little summer") when geese were eaten, the time when gossamer was plentiful.

The November weather is often difficult for us; "No dawn no dusk, no proper time of day. November". The late autumn storms usually continue until about the 13th. Mid-month a brief quiet foggy interlude from the 15th to 21st. Then late November to early December the first of the winter storms. Oh dear!

The bugs should be tucked up by then in our bug boxes. Also bats in our bat boxes, hopefully. I must check the bird nesting boxes soon, they can suffer a bit through the year with the wind and weather. I have done a repair job on the hedgehog box, hope it wasn't too late. There was no one at home when I did it. Will we get a tenant? It's not too late I hope.

You may recall that I was moaning about the growth of the nettles pretty well everywhere. Of course, when we start mowing next spring I must strim back the nettle growth when we strim the untidy bits around the gravestones. That will give the wildflowers a better chance.

Time to plant spring bulbs now and wildflower seeds too. I have got a few of each ready, it's all go, but good to think that the mowing is finished for this year. Thanks, team you have done a good job and nearly another year over. Just where does the time go?

Thanks for your support again, keep walking through to check us out.

Mike Porter
01926 624909

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