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.