• Cows on Sheep's Green, Coe Fen
  • Lime Kiln

An amazing start for the tree planting at Logan’s Meadow this weekend. Over fifty trees planted with more days of planting planned for next weekend too. (11th and 12th Dec) It was such a buzz to see so many people turning out on what was the coldest weekend so far this autumn. Despite the wind and cold the feel good factor of creating a new habitat kept everyone warm!(and maybe the digging too!) Looking forward to watching these trees become the most beautiful carbon sinks one could fathom!…

The volunteers tackled the somewhat unenviable task of clearing areas of the lake at Paradise nature reserve. This job can be a little on the cold side but nonetheless essential work to keep the water open. Reed and Sedge are pulled from the central areas, this is done in the colder months to avoid any unnecessary disturbance to wildlife. Certain areas of the banks are also cleared to give other marginal aquatic plants a chance to prosper and increase biodiversity in the reserve.

The volunteers dabbled in a different kind of conservation at West Pit reserve recently. A little clearance of over growing scrub revealed the remains of the old Lime kiln. There are a few on site but this one has been giving a tantalizing glimpse of itself for quite a while. Eventually we gave in! The presence of the kilns makes this SSSI site also a valuable historical and geological site of interest.  As well as having rare botanical interest, it also gives an insight into the social and…