It was another day in the Graveyard with a slightly surprising find. Logically, of course, it shouldn’t be a major shock to find bones in a churchyard but in general they are not all that visible. Many of the old crypts have fallen in but all, so far, have been empty. Not so today, in a distant corner of the site one of the crypts had lost part of its roof and inside was a skeleton in its coffin with two other coffins also visible. It was one of the many anonymous graves but probably at least 100 years old. Next to this was a plot of very exact gravestones. On most occasions an age is given but none before has one been given as 11years 9months and 26 days, or 82 years 6 months. The Wynns were obviously a precise family.
The Graveyard is also home to some living things, not least the Monarch butterflies. Their caterpillars live on some of the shrubs around the area. These impressive caterpillars get poisons from their foodplant and thus avoid being eaten by predators. Meanwhile a Bahama mockingbird watched over us for quite some time today while we read gravestones!