Eco Church June 2024 Update

Have you been supporting wildlife, insects and pollinators with re-wilding certain areas of your garden with projects such as No Mow May? 

As the numbers of birds, wildlife and insects are declining rapidly, a change in the way we keep our gardens, churchyards and our farming practices need to happen. 

This year we are encouraged to continue with leaving unmown areas until August. 

It is interesting to mow paths through these parts so we can see at close hand what flowers grow and how the insects increase. 

We have a Nature Count event in St Mary’s Beaminster Churchyard on Saturday 8 June from 10:00 to 12:00. This is free and open to all. We hope to have some experts on hand to help with identification and will be uploading results onto the i-nature website. 

All the churchyards in the UK are equivalent in area to the Isle of Wight so re-wilding part or all of our churchyards is an important contributor to wildlife. 

Another serious concern is the polluting of our waterways and rivers. There is an opportunity to hear about the cleaning up of the river Char in a talk given by members of the Upper and Lower Char Community Groups. 

This has been arranged by the Beaminster Area ECO Group and is on Tuesday evening 25 June at 19:30 in the Pavilion on Beaminster Playing Fields (Refreshments from 19:00). No entry charge but any donations most welcome.

Gill Perrott

Pop Up Toddler Group
The Beaminster Baby & Toddler Group is heading outside to the Memorial Playing Fields for the summer.