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36. Great rains sometimes fall

3-7 August

Greater heat - Great rains sometimes fall
Heat stifles, evenings stay light


Apples green on trees
Thistle down floats on the breeze
Rosebay willow seeds burst from the pods
Rose hips forming


(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

35. Earth is damp, air is humid

29 July - 2 Aug

Greater heat - Earth is damp, air is humid
Swifts fly home


Beech sap making pavement slabs slippy
Balsam pods beginning to fill
Early blackberries ready for foraging
Swifts still here!





(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

34. Paulownia trees produce seeds

23-28 July

Greater heat - Paulownia trees produce seeds
Butterflies bask in heat

Rosebay willow herb in flower
Foxgloves standing tall
Thistle heads beginning to seed.
Juvenile robins getting their red breast.
Whinberries edible


(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

33. Hawks learn to fly

17-22 July

Lesser heat - Hawks learn to fly
Acorns fall to the ground


Highest ever temperatures recorded, with a high of 37.8C
First signs of leaves yellowing.
Beech flowers in pavement cracks
Thistle heads in seed
First blackcurrants turning dark.


July 2022 temp heatwave




(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

32. First lotus blossoms

12-16 July

Lesser heat - First lotus blossoms
Flying ants fill the sky

Foraging raspberries
Blackberry fruit tight and green
Black-headed gulls losing their hoods
Cinnabar caterpillars on ragwort
Balsam bashing down by the river.



(Based on 'Light Rains Sometimes Fall' by Lev Parikian. Used with permission - thank you)

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