Go wild in the church yard

Alex Wright, from the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, shows some of the youngsters the wildlife to be found in the church yard at St John's, Hurst Green.
Alex Wright, from the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, shows some of the youngsters the wildlife to be found in the church yard at St John's, Hurst Green.
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Churches are usually keen to attract congregations, but St Johns at Hurst Green – an Eco Congregation Award church – is also keen to attract wildlife!

The churchyard is managed specifically with that in mind, with bird feeders, mini beast habitats and a wildflower meadow. As part of a “Church Goes Wild” programme, Alex Wright, from the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, led an afternoon on “Gardening For Wildlife”.

After a short presentation, the group of 22 children and adults explored the church yard, made bird food, and enjoyed a Jacobs Join tea. The next event will be on Saturday November 10th at 3 p.m. at the church, when there will be a talk and demonstration of birds of prey, again followed by a Jacobs Join tea.

For more details contact Clare Hyde on 01254 878402.