The evening event to view the bats and moths of the Cemetery, held on Friday 4th September, was a great success. The forty seven people who attended were rewarded with good sightings of bats hunting over the grounds, and lots of moth species, including Orange Swift, Ruby Tiger and Purple Bar.
For a full list of the moths seen click here.
Ford Park is a thirty four acre working cemetery in the heart of the city of Plymouth.
Founded in 1848 it is now owned and managed by the Ford Park Cemetery Trust, a company limited
by guarantee with charitable status.
The aims of the Trust are:-
To preserve and manage Ford Park Cemetery as a safe, beautiful and accessible burial ground.
To cherish and make better known its heritage of history, architecture, sculpture and landscape.
To maintain the Cemetery as an open space of beauty and peace for all Plymothians, and to
preserve and propagate the wildlife which it supports.
Opening hours are:
Grounds 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Winter Time) 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. (Summer Time)
Office 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday