August - overview
August can be a hot dry month but also can be wet if westerly
winds bring low depression giving periods of dull wet weather.
August the 12th "Glorious Twelfth" is the start of the
What to see
the month the heather
on the moors will be in flower swathed in purple, amongst the
heather you will find bilberry
its small ripe berries ready to eat. Some of the flowers you can
see this this month are; Spear
such as Bees
are busy pollinating flowers. Burnet
can be seen usually on heathland. Some of the common
butterflies you can see this month are; Peacock
During August some birds which are regular visitors to our garden
seem to disappear. Reason is that during this month birds moult
their feathers and it can be dangerous particularly as their wing
feathers will make it harder to escape predators, they will try
to keep themselves concealed until the moult has finished. Another
reason this is the time where there is plenty of natural food
such as berries and grain so will move to where the best food
Summer visitors such as Swallows
can be seen flying low over fields catching insects. Bats
are a familiar site at sunset.
is the best time to see Dragonflies
On warm days with a light wind you can see male Dragonflies establishing
their territory and chasing off rivals. The Dragonfly species
you are likely to see are the Common
. Damselflies which are smaller such as the Common
can be seen.
August 11th 2009: Heather
is flowering purple on the moors.
August 12th "Glorious Twelfth" shooting season for Red
August 13th 2009: Swarms of March
on the moors.
Monny a rustic yut unborn, E this ear month will shear the
Bill o 'th' Hoylus August 1873
When furst, the soil receives the fruitful seed, Mack noa delay,
but cover it wi' speed.
Bill o 'th' Hoylus August 1874
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about nature, stories or folklore relating to this month contact
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