Sunset on Hambledon Hill
Sunset on Hambledon Hill

July is around the time for Glow Worms to be showing themselves, the females are trying to attract the males with their luminescent glow, so my friend an I decided to head up Hambledon hill on the 7th July to see if we could spot them. We went up just before sunset hoping it would be a good one but it was not to be so we had a wander, it was quite cold with a brisk wind blowing, not like a summers night and it wasn’t until around 10.45pm when we spotted our first one. As we wandered around we spotted about twenty in total that evening before we headed home around 11.30pm.

Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm

We decided that we would try another night and after a few aborted attempts due to the weather changing we headed up the hill again at 9.45pm on the 17th July. It was a little warmer but still a breeze. We didn’t have to wait too long this time for our first Glow Worm it wasn’t even dark and we wandered around the steep slope of the hill and we were lucky to see around 40, to see little lights all over the hill was a wonderful sight. I spent a little while attempting to take photos of them, it was amazing how much they moved and with the breeze it made it quite tricky.

Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm
Glow worm

We were hoping to spot Comet Neowise In the North sky but the cloud cover was hiding it but when we returned home the sky cleared and we saw the comet over the houses.

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