God's Acre: Nature Conservation in the Churchyard
In the past, churchyards were used for many kinds of activities, apart from burials, whilst in modern times practical management considerations have led to the creation of close-mown green lawns. Only recently has the full importance of churchyards for nature conservation been realized. Churchyards are often the only place where traditional meadow plants such as ladies' bedstraw and meadow saxifrage can still flourish. They are also havens for wildlife - barn owls, starlings, slow worms, and many types of insect. This video looks at various management techniques for nature conservation in a churchyard.
- 30 Sep 1993
- HISTORIC ENGLAND
- ENGLISH HERITAGE
- Swindon, United Kingdom
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