Watching our niece cheerlead is an annual passage into fall. Next stop cider mill.
Field Note: You don’t need to pay to visit the Grand Hotel porch and gardens. Just south of the hotel are the tennis courts and a walking path, take the walking path into the woods, it leads to the Grand Hotel gardens and porch.
Field Notes: Monarchs born during the spring & summer seasons live for about a month. Monarchs born in late summer/fall migrate to Mexico, they live all winter and then migrate north in the spring. This whole process takes 4 generations to complete.
Cotswold stone is a yellow limestone from the Jurassic period. It’s rich in fossils, particularly of fossilised sea urchins, from when the Cotswolds in England were covered in sea water.