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:

 

Thursday 4th October – Fungi Foray – Starting in Bishops Castle, Shropshire.

A friendly and informal fungi id session led by expert Rob Rowe, visiting the churchyards of Bishops Castle, Lydham and More in the day.  10:30am start. To book a place email george@cfga.org.uk or phone 01588 673041.

 

Monday 15th October – Discover the Stories Behind the Stones – Derbyshire Records Centre, Matlock.

The burial grounds in the midst of our communities tell us about changing fashions and traditions, immigration and of lives both long lived and tragically short.  This session will cover an introduction to the archive as well as how to use the archive to investigate the lives and stories in your local burial ground.  To book a place email george@cfga.org.uk or phone 01588 673041.

 

Thursday 18th October – Fungi Foray – Starting in Onibury, Shropshire.

A friendly and informal fungi id session led by expert Rob Rowe, visiting the churchyards of Onibury, Stokesay and Halford in the day.  10:30am start. To book a place email george@cfga.org.uk or phone 01588 673041.

 

Thursday 25th October – Survival of a waxcap grassland: discover fungi with Caring for God’s Acre – Holy Trinity, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire

Join the Beautiful Burial Ground project and Fungi enthusiast Tony Marshall for a fungi training session held at Holy Trinity: Prestwood church and churchyard. Tony is the author of Survival of a waxcap grassland: Holy Trinity Churchyard Nature Reserve, Prestwood, Buckinghamshire. This article appeared in ‘British Wildlife’ June 2017. You can read the article here: http://www.htprestwood.org.uk/images/MH/ChurchYard.pdf. We will be surveying the churchyard for grassland fungi, and helping you identify the different species found. You can book via the link below or via email george@cfga.org.uk or phone 01588 673041.  Sign up for this session via Eventbrite here

Tuesday 6th November – Discover the Stories Behind the Stones – Shropshire Records Office, Shrewsbury.

The burial grounds in the midst of our communities tell us about changing fashions and traditions, immigration and of lives both long lived and tragically short.  This session will cover an introduction to the archive as well as how to use the archive to investigate the lives and stories in your local burial ground.  To book a place email george@cfga.org.uk or phone 01588 673041.

 

Thursday 8th November – Fungi Foray- Starting in Hope, Shropshire.

A friendly and informal fungi id session led by expert Rob Rowe, visiting the churchyards of Hope, Snailbeach and Habberley in the day. 10:30am start. To book a place email george@cfga.org.uk or phone 01588 673041.

 

Monday 28th January  – Discover the Stories Behind the Stones – Herefordshire Archive and Record Centre.

The burial grounds in the midst of our communities tell us about changing fashions and traditions, immigration and of lives both long lived and tragically short.  This session will cover an introduction to the archive as well as how to use the archive to investigate the lives and stories in your local burial ground.  To book a place email george@cfga.org.uk or phone 01588 673041.

 

Thursday 25th April 2019  – Amphibians and Reptiles with John Wilkinson – Hopesay: St Mary

Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and John Wilkinson of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation at Hopesay: St Mary Churchyard for a free training event on identifying and surveying for amphibians and reptiles. During the morning session we will be indoor based with John giving an introductory presentation. After lunch we will survey the churchyard for amphibians and reptiles.

John is a conservation ecologist who has been working with amphibians and reptiles for over 20 years. He manages Science and Training Programmes for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and currently coordinates the National Amphibian and Reptile Recording Scheme (NARRS).

 

lesser spotted orchid

Image of a fallen gravestone

 

Grassland id training

 

Moth ID

 

Moth ID