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To Hive or Not to Hive – is Beekeeping in Churchyards and Cemeteries a Good Idea?

12th March 2024

Introduction Churchyards and cemeteries are peaceful places where people can reflect and connect with nature. Lately, we have been asked about having beehives in burial grounds. If you are considering […]

Guidelines for installing Swift nest boxes in church belfries

20th February 2024

A guest blog from our friends at Action for Swifts , first published in 2020. They have produced an excellent PDF which can be downloaded here, complete with illustrations and […]

Ten Hedgehog Hazards in Churchyards and Cemeteries

5th February 2024

A Call to Protect Our Prickly Friends Hedgehogs are facing a tough time and their numbers are declining. According to the latest State of Britain’s hedgehogs report, numbers of hedgehogs have fallen by […]

Birds in Burial Grounds Part 2: How to improve burial grounds for birds

9th January 2024

Guest blog by John Arnfield – Chair, Shropshire Ornithological Society If you have a list of birds seen in your burial ground we would love to hear from you – […]

Birds in Burial Grounds Part 1

6th January 2024

Guest blog by John Arnfield, Chair of Shropshire Ornithological Society If you have a list of birds seen in your burial ground we would love to hear from you – […]

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Autumn webinar series – Seeking Sanctuary – conserving amphibians and reptiles in burial grounds

31st October 2023

Amphibians and reptiles have a special place in many of our hearts – perhaps stemming from fond childhood memories of collecting tadpoles in jars, or the thrill of catching a […]

The Quiet Garden Movement

9th October 2023

We spoke with Sarah Jane Godson, Charity Co-ordinator of The Quiet Garden Movement to learn a little more about the charity. How many Quiet Gardens are there and where can […]

The Graveyard Shift

3rd July 2023

This month’s blog post is reproduced here by kind permission of the author, Non Morris, and http://www.theenglishgarden.co.uk/

W.I. AT WHITTON

13th June 2023

In the hamlet of Whitton, Shropshire lies the tiny Norman church of St Mary’s, it’s churchyard a swaying sea of ox-eye daisies. Peaceful and hidden from the road, this place […]

DOE Students helping on Taskforce Day in Cusop

13th May 2023

Hi Celia, please tell us a little about how your project began? Our beautiful churchyard and my love of nature inspired me to co-ordinate a God’s Acre Programme which has […]

Birds, bats and butterflies – how a Churches Count on Nature event revealed hidden gems at St Mary’s…

7th March 2023

We spoke to Rev’d Susan Blagden from St Mary’s, Caerhun, Conwy, Wales about their experience of joining in with the week. Hello Susan, please tell us a little about yourself. I am […]

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How St Matthews used iNaturalist to get their church on the map!

1st March 2023

We spoke to Sarah Folkes from St Matthew’s Church, Salford Priors about their experience of joining in with the week. Hi Sarah, please tell us a little about yourself. I’m […]

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