Sunday, 8 April 2012

Lawnswood Cemetery Action Day

Yesterday we took part in this months Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery Action Day which takes place on the first Saturday of the month. The aim of the Friends is to protect, preserve and promote the 67 acre cemetery. Since the first work party in October, we've been working our way through the 1910 section tidying up overgrown path edges, trimming back any encroaching trees and shrubs.

The cemetery is a great place for wildlife, despite the presence of our working party I still spotted Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Wren, Jay, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, heard two Chiffchaff and saw a Grey Heron pass overhead.

Here's a photo from last summer in the Victorian section of the cemetery of a Red Admiral, on the wing ; )


  1. It sounds as though you are all doing a wonderful job at the Cemetery. Its wonderful how good churchyards and cemetries can be for wildlife. You certainly saw a great selection of birds.

  2. Hello pops, we did well by the end of the shift, a few of us worked on a long stretch together & managed to clear overgrown pavements along the width of the cemetery whichlooked great. L

    Hello RR, yes its a great spot, as you rightly say churyards & cemeteries provide good habitats for wildlife and this is certainly a great habitat. Best wishes Linda


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