June - an overview
heralds the start of summer and is a month where nature really
gets going. Parent birds can be seen feeding their young who will
soon be leaving the nest, wildflowers are abundant. Most trees
will be in full leaf Hawthorn
also known as May hedge will still be flowering in early June
dependent on how cold spring has been.
June 21st is the Midsummer Solstice and our longest hours of daylight,
you can take a 24 hour time-lapse
of the day here...
it also marks the official arrival
What to see
Early in the month some of the flowers you can see are; Bistort
yellow fields full of Meadow
on the moors. Later on Foxgloves
the weather is warm early in June you might see Damselflies
such as Common
which are usually first to appear. Later in the month
if the weather is warm Dragonflies
should begin to appear. This can be later if the weather is cold
and wet. Birds will be busy feeding their young and eventually
coaxing them to leave the nest.
3rd June 2005, Large
and 1 female Common
(Enallagma cyathigerum) seen at Penistone
3rd June 2007.
16th June 2006 male Broad-bodied
seen at Longbridge.
11th June 2007 male and female Broad-bodied
seen at Penistone and Longbridge.
24th June 2005 1 Dragonfly, Common
seen at Penistone Hill Country Park. June 2nd 2009;
seen at Penistone Hill.
June 2nd 2009: Painted
10 June 2005, 4 Swallow
fledglings successfully leave their nest. 28th June 2009, 4 Swallow
fledglings leave the nest.
21st June 2007, Bilberry
on Black moor are ripened.
Roses nah are i full bloom, Bud monny a rose ma find a tomb.
Bill o 'th' Hoylus June 1873
Nah swallows skims the river's wattery face, an frogs renew
the crokin o thare race.
Bill o 'th' Hoylus Jewn 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.