Over the past few days, I've spent a number of afternoons and evenings in our local churchyard. With goldcrests nesting in the yew tree, flycatchers spying for insect meals and squirrels munching on old flower bouquets, the place seems to be a haven for wildlife. As is often the case with particularly biodiverse micro-regions, I put it down to the variety of habitats that are evident in the graveyard. The unkempt pockets of grasses act as mini meadows, attracting all sorts of insects, while hawthorn, ash, yew and wild cherry provide much needed nest-sites for various birds. I'll be sure to keep visiting the churchyard, not least to keep up with the number of new fledglings that keep popping up around the place!
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