Churches Count on Nature Week

Caring for God’s Acre – Churches Count on Nature Week – June 5th – 13th 2021

 

Churches Count on Nature runs as part of Caring for God’s Acre’s Love Your Burial Ground week from Saturday 5th June – Sunday 13th June 2021. The week is being used as a springboard to help start recording the wildlife within our churchyard. Churches Count on Nature is a joint initiative promoted by Caring for God’s Acre, A Rocha UK, the Church of England and the Church in Wales.

The idea is that it will bring together local people to discover the wildlife in the churchyard, we will be recording the species they find, then submitting the results with others so they may be collated on the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), a nationwide database of wildlife in the UK.

So, you are invited to join us in the churchyard at St Mary’s. There will be people in and around the churchyard various days of the week (see below) who will be available to guide you but you are welcome to come and explore at any time. Please do be careful though as there is a lot of uneven ground around the churchyard and lots of hidden stones and other trip hazards.

 

Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th, Friday 11th June 2.00 – 5.00 pm

Saturday 12th June 12.30 – 5.00 pm

 

Caring for God’s Acre have put together this super ‘Starter guide’ which will help lead you through your first visit to the churchyard and teach you to recognise some of the wildlife and other features commonly found there.