As a big thank you to the volunteers a visit to Cambridge Botanic Gardens was organized. We had a talk about the new chalk grassland that the staff are trying to establish at the gardens. As the volunteers have done lots of work on our own SSSI chalk grassland at West Pit reserve in Cambridge they could see lots of the plant species they recognized and hear from the staff how hard it has been to establish this precious habitat from scratch and how important environmentally, it is do.
Chalk grassland and the species they support are among some of the most endangered habitats we have in the UK therefore the work the volunteers do at West Pit reserve has real importance. After hearing this from the professionals at the Botanic gardens we all felt really proud of ourselves and celebrated with a treat at the cafe!
Thank you volunteers!!!