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Bioblitz at St John’s Churchyard

22nd July 2020

Over the years we have been encouraging groups to undertake a bioblitz in their burial ground. A bioblitz is a period of biological surveying (often over 24hours) which attempts to record as many species as possible within a set area. It is usually organised by a local conservation group or the community who bring in naturalists to help identify species. As well as gathering really important records, it’s a great way to engage local people in your site, explain your management regime and show first hand which species benefits.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust ran a great bioblitz with St John’s Church as part of Love your Burial Ground week and St John’s BioBlitz – Summary Report sums up the treasures they found.

St Johns is listed on our ‘Local to You’ page which is a selection of burial grounds from across the UK which we would recommend people visit if they are looking to enjoy a well-managed site rich in wildlife and heritage.