We are working on a project to document the changes in the cemetery through the seasons.

This includes trying to photograph the camera-shy Grey Squirrels who have made the cemetery their home. Other bird species found in the cemetery include - Robins, Chaffinches, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Blackbirds, Wood Pigeons and Collared Doves.To borrow a phrase from TV personality Bill Oddie - the General Cemetery is ‘our local patch’!

We have added photos to show some of the flora and fauna in the cemetery. We’re stuck with names for some shrubs and flowers, so if you know what something is, please let us know and we can add it to our site. We also have a small selection of photos of the fauna and insects in the cemetery.

Biodiversity and wildlife in the General Cemetery

Spring Bluebells

The Cemetery welcomes Spring with a bloom of different flowers. Many of which have decided to grow on graves as well as between them.

Click on the photo above to see some of the Spring flora and fauna we’ve recorded.

Autumn

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Summer

Berries

Summer arrives in the Cemetery with the trees heavy with leaves and berries and the Cemetery’s resident wildlife, making the most of the, hopefully, good weather.

Click on the photo above to see some of the Summer flora and fauna we’ve recorded.

Yew Tree Berries

As Autumn arrives, many of the trees change into their autumnal finery and the wildlife makes the most of the berry-bonanza that the Cemetery provides.

Click on the photo above to see some of the Autumn flora and fauna we’ve recorded.

The Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel is a small charity run by volunteers. Contact: Susan Edlington

Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries and Chapel