A special event ‘Mammals, Moths and More’ will take place at Longden Road Cemetery, Shrewsbury on Saturday 27th June from 9am to 12pm when people are invited to join county experts and enthusiasts to discover wildlife. Organised by the charity Caring for God’s Acre who are supporting the Friends of Longden Road Cemetery with the conservation of the site ‘Mammals, Moths and More’ is open to anyone and free of charge, but donations are welcome.
An important place for its wealth of natural history, Longden Road Cemetery is a peaceful haven for a broad range of plants and animals, which includes some rare species. Nigel Jones, an entomologist, will be looking at insects and butterflies. Stuart Edmunds will be discovering evidence of small mammals such as mice, voles and shrews. Tom Hayek and Mike Shurmer are looking at the contents of a moth trap. People are welcome to join the morning’s activity to find out more about the wonderful wildlife of the cemetery.
Harriet Carty, the event organiser from Caring for God’s Acre said;
‘Longden Road Cemetery is a fantastic place for wildlife. This year it has been designated a Local Wildlife Site and the council have changed their mowing regime to allow the wildflowers to bloom. It is really beautiful and well worth visiting so please come along on the 27th’
The event is part of Caring for God’s Acre’s Heritage Lottery Funded National Project