Swifts need your help and helping swifts can get maintenance jobs done!

by Harriet Carty, Caring for God's Acre

May, June, July and August are good months to think about swifts.
Swifts spend most of their lives on the wing, covering huge distances in a migration from their breeding sites to central and southern Africa, but for 4 brief months they can be seen and heard in our skies as they make or renew pair bonds, find breeding holes and crevices and rear their young ready for an August departure.Swifts need your help and helping swifts can get maintenance jobs done! 

   

2 Swifts on nest Eric Kaiser

 Photo copyright Eric Kaiser

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We are delighted to receive support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Beautiful Burial Ground Project

13th February 2017

This project aims to put burial grounds literally on the heritage map by creating a bespoke database and interactive map where individual burial sites can be mapped, linking records on the plants and animals to a particular site, easily accessed by all.

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Love your Churchyard Conference

For clergy, wardens and others who "Love Their Churchards". 

Saturday 11th February 2017 10.00 am - 3.30 pm Blymhill  Village Hall  TF11 8LJ

Click HERE to download further details

Filming at Crumpsall Jewish Cemetery, Manchester

Jewish cemetery    On a warm, sunny day in May, the Caring for God’s Acre (CfGA) team visited Crumpsall Jewish cemetery to film the Director of Jewish Heritage, Dr Sharman Kadish talking about Jewish cemeteries for the film ‘The Beautiful Burial Ground’.

 

 

 

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Caring for God’s Acre’s Churchyard Task Team constructed a hibernaculum

Caring for God’s Acre’s Churchyard Task Team constructed a hibernaculum in the churchyard of All Saints, Norbury, Shropshire. It will be used by toads, frogs and newts to hibernate in.

Follow its construction click HERE

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