Churches Count on Nature/Love Your Burial Ground Week records

Thank you to all the members of our burial grounds recording group for your participation and continued contributions. In anticipation of Churches Count on Nature 2024, we are pleased to share the data relating to last year's count.

We look forward to seeing your records again this year.

Primary statistics

• 224 sites
• 140 recorders
• 3290 records
• 955 species

Top 10 species

Herb Robert 50
Ribwort Plantain 43
Common Daisy 42
Germander Speedwell 41
Oxeye Daisy 37
Ivy 32
Ragwort 30
Wood avens 28
Cow parsley 28
Nettle 27

Top 5 trees

Elder 26
Yew 26
Holly 24
Sycamore 21
Beech 18

Top 5 mammals

Eastern Grey Squirrel 4
Muntjacs 1
European Wood Mouse 1
European Mole 1
Common Hedgehog 1

Top 5 birds

Blackbird 19
Common Wood-Pigeon 16
Robin 14
Eurasian Jackdaw 8
Carrion ...more ↓

Posted on 19 March, 2024 12:36 by liamfltaylor liamfltaylor | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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Burial Grounds can be great sites for wildlife. Depending on intensity and type of management, a burial ground can become a haven for many different species groups. In an older, burial ground, the grassland is rarely enriched, or disturbed, and a rich assemblage of flora can thrive. Many older cemeteries contain mature, even ancient trees, which can support birds, invertebrates, and ...more ↓

liamfltaylor created this project on 27 February, 2022
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