The Local Nature Reserves (LNR’s) in Cambridge are for both people and wildlife. The designation of these reserves helps to protect some of the best wildlife habitats and geographical features across the City, whilst making an important contribution to the UK’s biodiversity. The reserves provide an opportunity for people to study, learn about and enjoy nature on their doorstep.
Over the last 100 years, urban development, agricultural intensification and the abandonment of management operations have put many habitats and species under threat. Today, Cambridge City Council’s Local Nature Reserves make an important contribute to the protection and enhancement of the UK’s biodiversity.
The new management plan for Coldham’s Common has been approved. This means that the site will be sensitively managed with nature and people in mind. If you would like to view the plan it can be found at : http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/documents/s33268/Committee%20Report%20March16%20FINAL.pdf http://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/documents/s33269/Coldhams%20Common%20Draft%20Management%20Plan%20FINAL%202.pdf
A great community day is happening this weekend on Coldhams Common. There will be events such as a big litter pick, outdoor environmental games for children and guided nature walks around the common. The event is starting at 10:30am, meeting at the lay by on Barnwell road opposite the pet shop. Additional information: Don’t mess with Abbey www.facebook.com/groups/dontmesswithabbey/ Abbey People www.abbeypeople.org.uk Clean for the Queen 2016 www.cleanforthequeen.co.uk Contact Jesús Zurdo; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 07480 151691
Good news! A never before recorded fungus (for this area) has been spotted at Byron’s pool nature reserve. This wonderful fungus has a rounded head and a shaggy ochre-brown stalk. The fruiting body is produced between September and November but the stalk remains in place throughout the winter months which allows a longer period for possible identification. The head of the fungi is a mass of spores which have a warty appearance and are brown and spherical in shape. The species prefers dry and sandy banks or edges…