Prestwood Nature Churchyard Report

From an ecological perspective, Holy Trinity Churchyard, Prestwood, represents a rare survival of the original acid grass heath that was prevalent on the extensive old Chiltern commons that were almost entirely destroyed when enclosed in the middle of the 19th century. Plants survive here that are no longer known anywhere else in the region. In addition, the combination of no fertilisers, regular mowing and removal of cuttings, has created the ideal conditions for what is known as a "waxcap grassland", where a special suite of fungi that are largely very rare can flourish - mostly waxcaps, but also "clubs" and pinkgills.

We are indebted to Tony Marshall for producing this very thorough and interesting report on the churchyard.

Download the Churchyard Report.

More in this category: « Churchyard Fungi Board

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Holy Trinity, Prestwood is a registered charity, no. 1129233.

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