Feldy View Wildlife

Feldy View Woodland Cemetery opened in April 2001.

Feldy View is a natural woodland so therefore no adornments are permitted. (Please click here to view Feldy View Rules & Regulations)

Feldy View has the wonderful addition of a bug hotel, built by the Mersea Island Scout Group. The framework was erected by the Explorer Scouts and the different groups within the scouts, cubs and beavers have filled the individual sections. Photos copyright Explorer Scouts.
 

 

  

                                              

1000 snowdrop bulbs, 450 purple crocus bulbs and 500 bluebell bulbs have been planted in Feldy View within the last 18 months.

Feldy View is full of wildlife, some rare. The Green Hairstreak butterfly was the first individual found on Mersea Island in the spring, and it was spotted at Feldy View resting low on bushes. A pair of Yellow Wagtails are regular visitors and can be heard singing too. Photos copyright Dougal Urquhart.
 

The Goldfinch photo was taken in August. There was a small flock of 10 birds feeding on the wild knapweed flowerheads amongst the long grass in Feldy. A Common Lizard basking on a memorial plaque in Feldy. Photos copyright Dougal Urquhart.
 


WOODLAND BURIAL by Pam Ayres
Don't lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall,
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold,
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree,
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way,
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done,
I'll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.

Location map: Feldy View Woodland Cemetery, Firs Road, West Mersea, Mersea Island, Essex, CO5 8JR