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wildlife in our churchyards

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Breathing wildlife into our churchyards

Find out about the Living Churchyards Project – working with local communities and the diocese to make space for nature in churchyards.

Churchyards can be havens for wildlife, an oasis and refuge for plants, animals, insects and birds. As land that has often never been agriculturally improved by fertilisers or ploughing, they can provide ideal conditions for a whole host of species from lichens to barn owls.

Hear from expert botanist and Dorset Wildlife Trust Trustee Jim White, as he discusses one of the key features of a wildlife friendly churchyard – the management of grassland to maximise the benefits for wildflowers and pollinators.

The evening will begin with an introduction from Tony Bates, Trustee and Living Churchyards Project co-ordinator. This will be followed by an update from the Salisbury Diocese Environmental Group about their work and partnership with the project.

Jim’s presentation will form the main part of the event and we are fortunate to have some of the wonderful participating churches share some of their experiences as part of the project.

Following the speakers, there will be an opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A.


This event is open to everyone, whether currently involved in conservation in churchyards or not.

Please join us to find out what is next for the Living Churchyards Project and how you can get involved.


If you have any questions about the event, contact us on churchyards@dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk

Find out more about the Living Churchyards Project on our website.


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