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Holy Trinity churchyard’s varied grassland areas and waterside location provides a valuable wildlife habitat. There are a variety of native and introduced trees - look out for the large veteran Beech trees near the pond and the old Yew near the church. Blackthorn, bramble, honeysuckle and wild rose provide a good nectar and berry source for wildlife. Stay still - you may see bank voles, wood mice and hedgehogs. Take the time to stand, sit and stare at the wonders all around you.

There is plentiful food, water, cover from predators, nesting sites and song posts for birds. More unusual feathered visitors to look out for include the Tree Creeper Certhia familiaris and Nuthatch Sitta europaea. Watch out for Bumblebees nesting in disused vole holes or collecting pollen to feed the young bees. The varied habitat of trees, pond and grassland is ideal for bats, roosting in crevices in the trees by day, look out for them foraging for a juicy insect supper at dusk!

a) Snowdrop

b) Rhododendron

c) Bramble
Rubus fruticosus

d) Ramsons
Allium ursinum
Also known as Wild Garlic

e) Yarrow
Achillea millefolium

f) Orange Hawkweed
Pilosella aurantiaca

g) Honeysuckle

h) Cowslip
Primula Veris

i) Bluebell
Hyacinthoides non-scripta

j) Germander Speedwell
Veronica chamaedrys
Also known as Bird’s Eye

k) Dog’s Mercury
Mercurialis perennis

l) Field woodrush Y Milfyw
Luzula campestris


The pond next to the Churchyard attracts a wide range of wildlife, insects and birds. The Coot Fulica atra and Moorhen Gallinula chloropus can be seen all year round. The Coot is the larger bird, with a white beak and ‘shield’ which earns it the title ‘bald’, while the moorhen has a distinctive
red beak. Using the churchyard for foraging and hibernation are the Common Frog Rana temporaria and Common Toad Bufo bufo. If they manage to avoid predators, toads can live for up to 40 years! Both use the pond for breeding in the spring. If you’re lucky you may see a Great Crested Newt
Triturus cristatus. Although now protected by law, populations have declined in recent years as a result of destruction of their natural habitats.

Look out for...

The veteran Beech trees
Fagus silvatica
near the pond.
The ancient Yew tree
Taxus baccata
next to the church.
The Garden of
remembrance used for
the burial of cremated
The old bier house which once housed the bier cart used to carry coffins through the village.



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