Churchyard July News Update
This month’s bird survey was held in St Mary’s Churchyard on 04/07/2019 :
Species recorded (Birds)16.
- Paul has made a Moth/Butterfly information board in the wild flower area.
- The annual cornfield seed bed is starting to come to life now. The bees and insects are loving it at present.
- Pentre school children and staff came to spend the day at St Mary’s exploring the church and churchyard. We planned a mini bug safari and had fun looking and discussing what we saw on the day. Then the children filled in some fun worksheets. In the afternoon we made butterfly/moth feeders from plastic bottles.
- Last week we held the annual Butterfly Memorial Service in the church hall. It is a short, informal, very moving service. People were able to write their loved one’s names/messages onto a butterfly and then it was placed onto a tree.The tree is at present in the church Anyone who wishes to write on a butterfly please feel welcome to do so. The church is open daily.
- The Toddler Group have replanted their planter outside the kitchen with geraniums and sunflowers.
- The Rosa Rugosa and Buddleias are now in flower and attracting bees and butterflies.
- Tower 500 year anniversary: Graham Greasley is kindly doing Churchyard tours again on Saturday 13th July. These are well worth doing. New additions as well!
- We have once again been awarded Green Flag community award 2019/2010. You may see the Green Flag flying from the top of the church over the summer months.
- RHS ‘Its your Neighbourhood’ judge Lyn Davies came to see the churchyard at the beginning of the month. We should know the results in August/September.
- Butterfly tree see below