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Setting up a 'Living Churchyards' Wildlife Area; Bridlington Priory, Yorkshire

Bridlington Priory sml   

We wanted to create areas in the churchyard where wildlife can flourish.  We set up a 'Living Churchyards' area with help frorm the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

 

Bridlington Priory case study

 

Wildlife Group Surveys Churchyards and Cemeteries; The Strettons, Shropshire (2)

Comm Inv 4 The Strettons sml   

The Strettons Area Community Wildlife Group were looking for an interesting projet within their local area.  Over the course of spring and summer 2014 they surveyed 8 churchyards and 1 cemetery.

SACWG Case Study

Acton Scott Wildlife Survey

All Stretton Wildlife Survey

Cardington wildlife Survey

Cunnery Road Wildlife Survey

Cwm Head Wildlife Survey

Greenhills Wildlife Survey

Hope Bowdler Wildlife Survey

Smethcott Wildlife Survey

St Lawrence Wildlife Survey

SACWG annual report 2014

Restoring a Monument Whilst Preserving Lichens; St Andrew's, Hampton, Worcestershire

John Martin Tomb sml   The trustees of a historic chest tomb were concerned about the state of the tomb and wished to carry out restoration work. The tomb has a fantastic array of lichens growing on it and The British Lichen Society carried out a survey of the churchyard and tomb, giving advice on the lichens and what works would be possible without damaging them. Through planning in advance it was possible to both preserve the lichens and also conserve the monument - a win:win situation. 

Lichen Case Study

Lichen List for Churchyard and Tomb

Lichen Report - The John Martin Chest by Ivan Pedley

Swifts; Bladen, Oxfordshire & Wigmore, Herefordshire

Common Swift pic 8481 Kazenelson School Givaataim

Swift Conservation Society

  

Swifts nest in crevices in the walls of buildings or under eaves or tiles. Churches are favourite sites. Their numbers are declining as a result of loss of nest sites, which occurs when buildings are demolished or renovated, or roofs are repaired and insulated.

Through simple actions such as timing works away from the breeding season or by installing inobtrusive nest boxes under eaves or behind tower louvres, swifts can be accommodated and can thrive.

Swifts and Bladon Church

Swift box installation plus sound system to attract swifts

Wigmore Swift Survey Case Study

Wigmore Swift Report

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