Churches Count on Nature

Churches Count on Nature runs between 4-12 June 2022 and covers churchyards across England and Wales. It will see communities and visitors making a note of the animals, birds, insects, or fungi in their local churchyard, and the data will then be collated on the National Biodiversity Network.

The project jointly run by the conservation charities Caring for God’s Acre, A Rocha UK, the Church of England, and the Church in Wales, and is open to anyone with a love of nature and a desire to Care for Creation. Churches are encouraged to link with local schools, local wildlife groups, and those who may not have visited before to discover churchyards.

It is thought church land, often uniquely unploughed and undeveloped, could be a habitat for precious and endangered plants and other wildlife.

The event is simple to join in and there is plenty of guidance for churches, organisers, and participants online.

To join Churches Count on Nature, please register your church here.

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