In this issue
GET IN TUNE WITH NATURE
Wiltshire Life celebrates all things green this month…and pink, purple, yellow, blue and red. With a free spotter’s guide to wildflowers, a list of wildflowers to grow yourself, events to get involved in and an in-depth feature on why Wiltshire’s meadows are some of the richest in the country, this is an issue not to miss.
We also have a great mix of features for you, from the 50th anniversary of Longleat Safari Park and the story of Wiltshire in 100 objects, to the racy life of air and motoring record breaker Mary Bruce and the history and use of our village greens and commons.
There’s a look at two sides of Salisbury (from cocoa to Soho); village life is in the Wylye Valley and environmentalist Sophy Fearnley-Whittingstall puts the spotlight on green Swindon.
To complete the natural theme, My Wiltshire profiles Fred Gillam, known as Fred the Forager, who has a fascinating take on the world.
From the editor
One of the stand-out articles for me in the June 2016 issue is on ‘secret Wiltshire’. In this issue we bring you the first 10 secret Wiltshire places. The series continues in future issues in five parts so you can build a bank of knowledge about the Wiltshire you may not know. In the centre pages you’ll find our spotter’s guide, a link-up with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, which this month looks at Wiltshire’s wildflowers, from where to find them to how to identify them. We also explore Wiltshire’s village greens, and meet Fred the Forager. The way he sees our countryside is a real eye-opener… Enjoy! Claire Waring, Editor, Wiltshire Life