Gardening for Wildlife
At St Denys we're committed to helping nature thrive in the heart of the city. And you're welcome to come along and help. Read on to find out more about what we're doing and the wildlife that is making itself at home.
The Gardening Group
You can come and join us at the following times, and you're really welcome to come along and join in.
- On the first Saturday morning September to May. 9.30 am tll 12 noon.
- In June and July we meet on Monday evenings 7 till 8pm
The Value of Churchyards & grounds
Increasingly it has been recognised that churchyards offer a wonderful opportunity for wildlife. Often these sites have been set apart for decades or centuries, and as such offere much needed refuge for our native wildlife. St Denys' churchyard has provided habitat for hedgehogs, frogs, newts, woodmice and a wide range of insects. There are even honey-bees high up on the south side of the church. We love that wildlife is making it's home with us and we want to do more to help it thrive in the heart of our community.
What are we doing at St Denys?
Here at St Denys Church we doing a wide range of things to help wildlife thrive in the heart of the city. This includes:
What wildlife have we spotted?
It's great that we have some eagle-eyed nature spotters who keep an eye out for nature making itself at home. We're currently updating this list from the recent nature-count we did. But in the meantime here are a couple of things to tantalise you...
- Meadow-brown butterflies
- Parrot Waxcap Mushroom which signifies a traditional wildlife rich meadow. (see the beautiful image below)
- Marmalade Hoverfly
- Cut-leaf Cranesbill
- Foxs&Cub (Plant)
- Spear Thistle
- Herb Bennet
- Ox-eye Daisy
- Rye Grass
If you would like to help us with managing the wildlife on our church site you can make contact through the Church Office,
Phone: 023 8067 1757 Email: email@example.com or come along to a Gardening Group session.