July - an overview
can be our warmest month but we can expect to get heavy
What to see
During this month Dragonfly
should be around, when depends on how
warm the weather is. Usually first to appear are Damselflies,
are often the first to be seen.
have been busy rearing their young most of them will have left
the nest by now.
Early in the month some of the flowers you can see are Foxgloves
, later in the month
Common Spotted Orchid
will be ripenenig and ready to pick at early in the month.
July 2nd 2009: Bilberries
are ripe on Haworth moor.
July 13th 2009: Bog
beginning to flower at Penistone.
Jonas Bradley wrote in his notebook:
"Another lovely clear colourful day on the moors. Just
now the streams and glens are a perfect glow of flowers ferns
Foxgloves, Lady's Fern, Wild roses, Honeysuckle, Red Campion,
Ragged Robin, Musk (scentless) Branched Bur-reed (not in bloom)
but plentiful about Ponden and down the Worth to Ponden Brig,
Heath Bedstraw, Mud Crowfoot, Water Stitchwort, Water Blinks."
Plezent weather an fine long days - A hint fer yo to ta mend
Bill o 'th' Hoylus July 1873
Hot wether cums an' now the skies are clear, By daylite reap
the produce of the year.
Bill o 'th' Hoylus Jewly 1874
If you have any dates, information about weather or observations
about nature, stories or folklore relating to this month contact
us and if suitable will add to the page - please local to Haworth
and the surrounding area only.