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Yellow Rattle – guest blog post by Nick Mann, Director of Habitat Aid

5th March 2019

Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor Yellow Rattle, or Hay Rattle, or Cockscomb, used to be a common plant of short grassland. The rattle of its delicate disc like seeds was traditionally a harbinger of the harvest. It’s a pretty annual wildflower and is still found across the UK, including Highland Machair. We think there are at least […]

Finding the plot with Shropshire Archives – a guest post by Marie Kreft

8th January 2019

When I began researching my Shropshire guidebook, I didn’t realise how much I’d grow to love churches. Trying new pubs and tea rooms was always going to be fun. I knew exploring hillforts, castles and forests would feel exhilarating. And I think most writers would find inspiration in old maps and local stories. It was […]

We need your vote!

23rd October 2018

Making short films to support burial ground volunteers We are appealing to our partners and supporters (who understand the challenge of managing burial grounds!), to vote for our project in the Aviva Community Fund competition. https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2216

Royal Honour for Churchyard Task Team

1st August 2018

Eleven years ago Caring for God’s Acre set up the Churchyard Task Team to undertake practical conservation work across South Shropshire and Herefordshire. Since then the team has gone from strength to strength and has undertaken an amazing 30,000 hrs of conservation work in local burial grounds. This June the team received the Queen’s Award […]