St Firmin’s Churchyard

The churchyard is a place of peace and tranquillity full of wildflowers and birdsong, a wonderful place to just sit and enjoy nature. The grassland is important as an example of what would once have been common in the area and includes some now less common species. We want to make the churchyard a place rich in plant life and wildlife. If you would like to help us in this please do get in touch

Last June we took part in the Count on Nature week, collecting records of wildlife in the churchyard. We are now looking at ways to both protect what is there and create new opportunities for wildlife to thrive. You may notice some changes as we begin to put our plans in place.

We will be leaving 2 areas uncut until the summer so that plants can flower and set seed. This will also benefit insects including pollinators.

We hope that people will come and look out for wildflowers as they appear and other wildlife. We also hope that people will come and help us with practical tasks.

Our work in the churchyard links into proposed Naturehood project covering Thurlby, Baston and Langtoft which we report on further in due course.

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