A group of workers from the North East Norfolk Conservation Volunteers – part of the Conservation Volunteers group – will be visiting Tuttington on the afternoon of August 8th 2021.
They are coming to carefully tidy up the lower part of the churchyard to the east which is usually not part of the regular grass-cutting schedule in the western part near to the road.
The lower part, of course, has a number a graves to which visitors will need access. Graveyards are unusual in that they occupy land that has often had little or no cultivation for hundreds of years and can be unusual ecological environments.
As we have reported before, Tuttington churchyard has some special plants including the three-cornered garlic (Allium triquetrum), the barren strawberry (Potentilla sterilis), pignut (Conopodium majus), and the alarming-sounding black spleenwort (Asplenium adiantum-nigrum). There are also some unusual and ancient ant-hills (mostly vacant) that can make walking about a bit awkward.
The idea is that the NENCV workers will sensitively tidy the area without damaging its special features.
If you want to know more about the volunteers, have a look at their website by following this link.