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Countryfile

On Sunday 30 April, Sun Rising Natural Burial Ground and Nature Reserve will be on BBC’s ‘Countryfile’.  The programme is aired at 7 pm, and more information can be found here : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pnvmg. We expect to be no more than … Continue reading

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Lent Lilies

In the back of my mind, I recall young Dickon in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden calling daffodils ‘daffodumdillies’.  It’s a word that has stayed in my mind – it is so full of spring sunshine, energy and appreciation.  As … Continue reading

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Waking After Winter

As the days grow warmer and longer, some of the creatures who have been hibernating at Sun Rising are waking.  Here’s a beautiful picture taken by David of a small tortoiseshell on goat willow catkins, taken by the pond.   This … Continue reading

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Habitat Interpretation Boards

At Sun Rising we have now installed the first drafts of our habitat interpretation boards. If you were to walk around the nature reserve, you would find eight at the moment, and another handful are planned to go up towards the … Continue reading

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Events for 2017

Our events for 2017 are just starting to take form.  We’ve posted a page here for you to pop some dates into your diary!   http://sunrisingburialground.co.uk/about/activitydays.html You’ll see a couple of Nature Watch days this year, and a Moth Night in … Continue reading

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Sunrise in Frost

Many ask why we named the burial ground Sun Rising.  Our answer is, of course, that it is a local name: the part of the Edge Hills escarpment behind us is called Sun Rising Hill, and the name felt appropriate, … Continue reading

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A Dove of Peace

A rather beautiful creature has been seen at Sun Rising over the last few weeks of the Christmas period: a perfect white dove.  This little fellow has brought real delight, with many families telling me wonderful stories – of the … Continue reading

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Carols and Friends

Committing to an outdoor event at any time of year is a risk, but to organise one for mid winter is what, I think, we might call typical English madness.  We have had carolling events in biting cold, and streaming … Continue reading

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Winter

The transition into winter has crept in slowly this year, perhaps because the dry cold of November allowed autumn’s leaves to remain on the trees longer than usual.  Now, however, there’s no denying it: winter is here.  After clear starry … Continue reading

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Autumn Fungi

Fungi is one of nature’s celebrations that I have not even begun to study.  While it is possible to have an idea that a mushroom is this or that, I know enough to be fairly sure I’ll be wrong most … Continue reading

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