Cherishing Churchyards Week

Mammals, Moths and More at Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury


A special event ‘Mammals, Moths and More’ will take place at Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury on Saturday 16th July from 9am to 1.00pm when people are invited to join county experts and enthusiasts to discover wildlife. Organised by the charity Caring for God’s Acre who are supporting the Friends of Longden Road Cemetery with the conservation of the site ‘Mammals, Moths and More’ is open to anyone and 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 broad range of plants and animals, which includes some rare species. Stuart Edmunds will be discovering evidence of small mammals such as mice, voles and shrews – to see these be there at 9am when mammal traps are opened. Tom Hayak is looking at the contents of a moth trap. Everyone is welcome to join the morning’s activity to find out more about the wonderful wildlife of the cemetery.

Harriet Carty, the event organiser from Caring for God’s Acre said; 'Longden Road Cemetery is a fantastic place for wildlife. It has been designated a Local Wildlife Site and the council have changed their mowing regime to allow the wildflowers to bloom.’ ‘Longden Road cemetery is a beautiful place, which is well worth visiting, so please join us on the 16th at this event, which is being funded by Heritage Lottery Funded’, added Harriet.

Make your way to the old part of the cemetery by the chapel to join the event. If you have any questions about the event then email Caring for God’s Acre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01588 673041

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