Find a Training Session

The Beautiful Burial Ground project aims to inspire, engage and support interest groups, communities and individuals to learn about, research and survey the biodiversity and heritage of their local burial grounds.  We aim to do this by offering a range of training events.
All sessions are free of charge, anyone is welcome to book on.

 

upcoming sessions:
We update this page as new sessions become available, please visit again if you don’t find what you are looking for today.

 

19/03/2019 Recording Graveyard Memorials – Cwmbrwla, Swansea.

This one-day workshop (10 – 4) given by the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust takes you through everything you need to know, including the fascinating social history of how families chose what to go on their loved ones’ graves.  There will be an indoor session in the morning and a chance to practice new skills at the Babell Graveyard, Cwmbrwla in the afternoon.  Find out more about the Babell Graveyard project here https://babell-chapel.com/ .

To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

20/03/2019 Learn about small mammals – Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Join us at Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury 10 – 2pm to learn about small mammals with expert Sam Devine-Turner.  Sam will take us through trapping, identification and recording.

To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

23/03/2019 Learn about Archaeological Surveying – Llandeilo, Camarthenshire.

Join us for this one-day workshop in carrying out archaeological surveying in burial grounds.  Given by Dyfed Archaeological Trust.  For more details and to book contact Alice on 01558 823121 or a.day@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk .

 

30/03/2019 Learn about Archaeological Surveying – Llanwinio, Camarthenshire.

Join us for this one-day workshop in carrying out archaeological surveying in burial grounds.  Given by Dyfed Archaeological Trust.  For more details and to book contact Alice on 01558 823121 or a.day@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk .

 

07/04/2019 Bird Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey birds in burial grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

16/04/2019 Amphibian Identification – St Asaph, Denbigshire

Come and learn how to identify amphibians with expert Mary Cartwright from the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. This friendly and informal session is suitable for absolute beginners and those wishing to brush up their identification skills.  It will take place at the Y Llwyn Cemetery, Mount road, St Asaph 10:30 – 1pm  Places are FREE but must be booked.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

25/04/2019 Amphibian Identification – Hopesay, Shropshire

Come and learn how to identify amphibians with expert Dr John Wilkinson from the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

27/04/2019 Bee Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey bees in burial grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

18/05/2019 Butterfly Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey butterflies in burial grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

29/05/2019 Family Fun – York Cemetery, York

Join us for a morning exploring the wildlife of York Cemetery.  Drop in anytime between 10:30 and 1pm to explore and discover. Children must be accompanied.

 

08/06/2019 Biological Recording- Cwmbrwla, Swansea

Join Jo from the Babell Graveyard Project and learn how to record the wildlife found in this once forgotten burial ground. To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

09/06/2019 Identify Insects, Near Okehampton, Devon

Join entomologist John Walters and learn how to identify insects at Beer Cross semi-wooded burial ground.  10:30 – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

11/6/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Cradley, Herefordshire

Celebrate Love your Burial Ground Week by joining us to learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30-1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

12/06/2019 Botanical survey of Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

The Friends of Longden Road Cemetery will be carrying out a botanical survey of the old cemetery with plant expert John Handley 10-3pm join up and brush up on your plant id skills.

To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

13/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Slingsby, Yorkshire

Celebrate Love your Burial Ground Week by joining us to learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert John O’Reilly, 11am – 2pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

13/06/2019 After School Wildlife Hunt – Slingsby, Yorkshire

Call in to Slingsby Churchyard after school and help us explore and discover what wildlife can be found 3.30-4.30pm.  Children must be accompanied.

 

15/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Norton, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

20/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Beulah, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

26/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Colwall, Herefordshire.

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

27/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Llanstephan, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 1:30pm – 3.30pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

27/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Glasbury, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 12:30pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

04/07/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Llandre, Ceredigion

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

11/07/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Leominster, Herefordshire

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants at this natural burial ground site with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

13/07/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Llanbardan, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants at this natural burial ground site with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

18/07/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Doddington, Shropshire

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

07/09/2019 Learn to Identify Ferns – Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Join fern expert David Hill at this natural burial ground on the Llŷn Peninsula 10.30- 1pm. To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk  Make a day of it and book on the fungi session for the afternoon too.

 

07/09/2019 Learn to Identify Fungi – Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Join fungi expert Charles Aron at this natural burial ground on the Llŷn Peninsula 10.30- 1pm. To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk . Make a day of it and book on the fern session in the morning too.

 

28/09/2019 Fungi Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey fungi in burial Grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

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