Churches Count on Nature

Saturday 5th June to Sunday 13th June 2021

Our church garden is lovingly tended, but it is surprising how much wild life there is. Birds fly overhead, insects scuttle between the paving stones and wild flowers pop up in corners or cling to the walls.

This is a great opportunity to observe and record the varied animal and plant life in our church garden, and to share our findings with those from other churchyards and burial grounds.

All week there will be simple record sheets available from a folder in the church garden. You can write down the wild plants and animals you see, return the sheet to the folder and we shall collate our results and send them off.

The Beavers and Cubs are holding Nature Watch sessions on Monday June 7th at 6 pm and Monday June 14th at 7 pm. Some of them are hoping to photograph what they find, and everything they observe will be added to the results for our church garden.

Churches Count on Nature is a partnership between the charity Caring for God’s Acre, the Church of England and A Rocha UK, a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to equipping Christians and churches in the UK to care for the environment.


About Patricia Duxbury

I have lived in Lancashire for over 30 years, the last 15 of them in Clitheroe. I'm a former teacher and a member of St. Mary Magdalene's Church. I sing in the Church choir and am in the Open Church Group.

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