Churches Count on Nature
We have now finalised a plan for bringing the Churches Count on Nature initiative to All Saints next week, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to discover the wildlife (flora and fauna) in your local churchyard. The mowers have stayed away in recent weeks and, as you can see from the picture above, there is lots to see!
If you want take part, all you have to do is go along to one of the 9 sessions being held between Monday and Friday next week – details as follows:
- Session times:
- 2:00 to 3:00 pm Monday 7th to Friday 11th June
- 10:00 t 11:00 am Tue 8th to Friday 11th June
- Meeting location: At the churchyard bench, by the lych gate. A church member will be there to welcome you and give you a wildlife count sheet. There may also be some books available to help identify the species you find, but you may wish to bring your own
- Area of coverage: churchyard and burial ground around All Saints, and the burial ground across the road towards Church Knapp
- Come suitably prepared. Consider any or all of the following: raincoat, binoculars, wildlife book, chair, pen, flask of coffee etc.
- Don’t forget that we still have to observe social distancing requirements (2m). This is an entirely outdoors event so masks are not required but you will be asked to check in using the NHS App. Also, although extremely unlikely to be necessary, if lots of people turn up we would have to restrict numbers to 30 at any one time.
- Photos: we would love to receive your photos and short video clips (no more than 30 secs) taken from a mobile phone while you’re there
And that’s it. Enjoy the week and remember to record details of all the species you find so that thy can be collated on the National Biodiversity Network, a nationwide database of wildlife in the UK.
Churchwarden, All Saints