19 March, 2024

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 Crow 5

Top 5 invertebrates

Bumble Bees 11
Harlequin Ladybird 10
Red-tailed Bumble Bee 9
Cinnabar moth 8
Aphids 8

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30 September, 2022

Thank you and a questionnaire

Thank you for joining the Beautiful Burial Grounds project on iNaturalist. We're tremendously grateful to everyone for sharing their records and their support for churches count on nature 2022. We hope many of you will continue recording throughout the year and join in with the count again in 2023.

We would like to invite all members of this group to share any feedback in the comments of this post. We are particularly interested in responses to the following questions:

- How easy did you find using iNaturalist and our project?
- Have you used any other recording systems prior to this?
- Do you have any wider feedback on what we might do better?

Thanks for your time, all responses will be very much appreciated.


Data Manager
Caring for God's Acre

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