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Green Flag Community Award

The Green Flag Community Award 2021/22 flag, flies over the Conservation and Heritage site of Heene Cemetery.

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Heene Heritage Open Day 2021

Heene Heritage Open Day 2021 took place on Saturday 18 September 2021 where Sarah Nathaniel from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CGWC), led some guided tours at Heene Cemetery.

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021 is celebrated by Friends of Heene Cemetery with a guided tour by Brian Day.

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International Day of Biodiversity

International Day of Biodiversity 2021 is celebrated by the Convention of Biological Diversity.

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What’s causing a Buzz in Heene

What’s causing a buzz in Heene? We caught up with our bee-keeper, Stuart, to learn a little more about him and to hear the latest about how the resident honey bees at Heene Cemetery hives are getting on.

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Spring into Heene Cemetery

Spring into Heene Cemetery via the wonders of the web. We would like to share with you the many different species that emerge in this season. Spring Tour Cancelled Unfortunately, we will not enable to open for Tours in March 2021. Our first Open Day and Tour will hopefully take place on Saturday 26th June […]

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LOCAL BIRDING FEBRUARY 2021

Heene Cemetery is designated a Sussex Site of Nature Conservation Importance, and is managed as a nature reserve, with consideration for the need to maintain access to the graves and to treat them with due respect. Read why neatness and tidiness do not encourage wildlife, or provide for its needs…

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National Hedgehog Day

National Hedgehog Day falls on the 2nd of February every year. Hedgehog Day is a Roman tradition preceding the modern ‘Groundhog Day’. While groundhogs are native to North America, various animals have been used in Europe, to help predict the end of winter, and the coming of spring, including the hedgehog. The Ancient Roman tradition […]

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In with the New!

Are any of your new year’s resolutions to clear brambles and invasive species from old meadow land? Chances are they’re not! But a few years back, that was just what the Friends of Heene Cemetery’s (FoHC) volunteers and supporter set out to do. And it’s led to some great outcomes for the local community in […]

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The Heene Cemetery Nightshift

Carpe diem (Latin: Seize the day) is not a mantra that some of our wildlife residents and visitors observe; carpe noctem (seize the night) is their lifestyle mission, although the latter phrase, unlike the former, does not appear in the Latin writer Horace’s Odes. Biologists use different terms to describe the lifestyles pursued in different […]