Our Natural History

Orange tip butterfly

British country churchyards and fields are well known refuges for plant and animal life. A few even achieve Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status.

St Barnabas, on the other hand has a more ‘suburban garden’ churchyard with less potential for wild-life. The sensitive planting in the Quiet Garden behind the Parish centre and the mason bee nest boxes installed in front of the church may begin to redress this.

 We shall only find out about our plants or animals if we report anything we see. A database has been started  and we would very much like to hear about and see any interesting finds to add to it. Animal tracks and signs are also important.

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