On Sunday 26th January at 11 am volunteers will be completing the RSPB Great Garden Bird Watch in the church yard at St Mary’s. One hour will be spent recording the type and numbers of birds that visit the grounds surrounding the church. Not only will this contribute to the nationwide survey organised by the RSPB but it will provide valuable baseline information for bird life at the church. Wildlife is under threat throughout the British Isles, not least of all our birds. By contributing to the larger survey we will be helping the RSPB in their monitoring and conservation work. It is hoped that over the coming year the grounds of St Mary’s will be further enhanced as a wildlife haven as part of St Mary’s drive to become more environmentally compassionate. The information we gather as part of this survey will assist in measuring the effectiveness of future habitat work.
Everyone is very welcome to come along on the 26th. Do look out for more opportunities to become involved in the habitat management of St Mary’s church over the coming weeks. If you have any particular skills, interests or knowledge that you think will be helpful we would also be delighted to hear from you.
You can read more about the environmental work taking place at St Mary’s and that of Caring for God’s Acre on the ‘Green Church’ page of this website.