JOIN OUR WILDLIFE SURVEY
All Saints’ Churchyard West Lavington and St Peter’s Churchyard Great Cheverell
Last year we conducted our first survey of the wildlife in All Saints churchyard and with your help we were able to identify 97 varieties of plant/flowers, 39 trees/shrubs, 11 grasses, 10 lichens/moss, 15 insects, 1 mammals and (separately) 40 moths.
We have made some changes to the churchyard to try and encourage greater biodiversity so we are very excited to see how many species we will be able to identify this year.
Our friends at St Peter’s in Great Cheverell will also be doing the survey in their churchyard this year.
Can you spare some time to come along and see what you can identify? You can do this at any time between 5-12 June and as many times as you would like.
Everything you will need will be in the church porch, including identification charts and recording sheets.
Your findings will be collated with others gathered during the week and then added to the National Biodiversity Network, a national database of wildlife across the UK.
Children can have fun following the Churchyard Trail and seeing if they can spot the Top Ten Trees and Fifteen Fabulous Flowers.
There are some additional children’s activities here:
You might like to download the Seek by inaturalist app to help you with your identification.