Join the Churches Count on Nature

Join us in St Mary’s churchyard in Beaminster on Sunday June 11th from 2pm to 4pm to join in with Churches Count on Nature 2023.

Come and enjoy our lovely churchyard in Beaminster while spotting all the flowers, grasses, insects, trees, birds, animals, termite mounds, and lichen on grave stones.

It would be handy if you brought pens and clipboards if you can. Experts will be on hand to help identify the things you spot. And all the information will be added to the national database. All are welcome, but please no dogs.

Churches Count on Nature 2023 is part of Love Your Burial Ground Week, focusing on the brilliant wildlife to be found in churchyards and chapel yards. It is a is a joint initiative promoted by Caring for God’s Acre, the Church of England, the Church in Wales, and A Rocha UK.

Over 27,000 wildlife records have been submitted during this dedicated week over the past two years, and many recorders are continuing to submit records through the burial grounds project on iNaturalist UK. Many of the records have been verified and are available to view on the website.