Date(s) - 15 Apr 2018
12:15 - 16:00
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Visit to Fritillary Sunday in Ducklington, near Witney
15th April 2018
It was not so long ago that the spring markets of Covent Garden were overflowing with the nodding, pink- and white-chequered blooms of Snake’s-head Fritillaries. Handfuls picked from meadows beside the River Thames were taken to London by local children to be sold for a pretty penny or two. But today, the carpets of Snake’s-head Fritillaries that once straddled our rivers and adorned our wet meadows have become a rare sight.
There are some sites in our area where you can still see Fritillaries. At St Batholomew’s Church in Ducklington the Snake’s Head Fritillary (L. Fritillaria meleagris) grows in abundance in a meadow near the Church.
On one day each year this field is opened to the general public and visitors are warmly invited to walk among the beautiful flowers. The Church is open; there are other activities as well as refreshments.
Members of the Earth & Faith group will be meeting at 12.15pm on Sunday 15th April to drive over to Ducklington and enjoy these beautiful flowers. We will meet for car sharing in Gloucester Street Car Park at 12.15pm.
If you would like to join us please contact:
Julia Burn 240 670 or Pam de Wit 243 331
Alternatively, if you would rather make your own way you will find directions on the St Bartholomew’s website: http://www.ducklingtonchurch.org.uk/fritillary/
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