Webinars on land and nature, for Churches Count on Nature

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During Love your Burial Ground Week (Saturday 8 - Sun 16 June) churches from all denominations are being invited to a week-long ‘nature count’ to monitor and celebrate the biodiversity in churchyards.

This Churches Count on Nature initiative will see people visiting churchyards to record what they see – from the ancient yews to tiny ladybirds. The data will then be collated on the National Biodiversity Network.

It is jointly run by the conservation charities Caring for God’s Acre and A Rocha UK, together with the Church of England and the Church in Wales.

During Churches Count on Nature 2024, the Church of England Environment Programme with Caring for God's Acre, will run a special series of webinars on different aspects of land and nature.

Find out about common species in your churchyards such as swifts and bees; watch some great advice about ancient yew trees; hear from Bishop Graham Usher about the global Communion Forest initiative and explore the relationship between oceans, science and faith.


Knowing your ant from your elder
Mon 10 June, 12 noon - 1pm: Planting your tree in the Communion Forest
Tuesday, 11 June, 12 noon - 1pm: Your church - your swifts
Wednesday 12 June, 12 noon - 1pm: Ancient Yew trees
Thursday 13 June, 12 noon - 1pm: Solitary bees
Friday 14 June, 12 noon - 1pm: Blueing the church: exploring the oceans through science and faith
Recordings of past webinars