Longden Road Cemetery 13th May 2015 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Join the Friends of Longden Road Cemetery and local ornithologist Peter Carty of the National Trust for an evening stroll around the cemetery looking and listening for birds. The event is being organised by the conservation charity Caring for God’s Acre who are supporting the Friends of Longden Road cemetery with the conservation of the site. The walk is free of charge but donations are welcome.
An important place for its wealth of natural history, Longden Road Cemetery is a peaceful haven for a range of birds such as wren, blue tit, long tailed tit, chaffinch, greenfinch, chiffchaff, starling and song thrush. Dating from the1850’s, the cemetery has a Grade II listed chapel and cloisters and grounds of 30 acres which are open to the public all year. The broad range of plants and animals, include some rare species.
Peter Carty, the manager of the Long Mynd and Wenlcok Edge and an accomplished ornithologist said ‘At this time of year birdsong is at its most tuneful, and the variety of birds visiting the cemetery should mean that we have an interesting and enjoyable evening.’
To join the walk meet at the chapel at Longden Road cemetery at 6.30pm, binoculars are not necessary but if you have a pair then bring them along.