At St John the Baptist Churchyard in Adel the daffodils are in full bloom.The church is one of the best examples of Norman architecture in Britain, built 1150-1170. The grounds of the churchyard are maintained to encourage wildlife and are involved in the Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts Living Churchyard Project. It really is worth a visit, another must see is the nearby Yorkgate garden, a unique, beautifully designed one acre garden which re-opened this weekend.
During our visit there were Robin, Wren, Chaffinch, Long Tail Tit, Pheasant, Blackbird, Great Tit, Magpie, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Goldfinch. We spotted only one butterfly while we were there, a Small Tortoiseshell, although it was around tea time so not so surprising. A couple of years ago we spotted our first ever Green Hairstreak on a wilting daffodil in the churchyard in April 2010.