• Cows on Sheep's Green, Coe Fen
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The City Council has a moth trap which is free to borrow. To give you an idea of what to expect local dad Ben recounted his experience with it recently: ” I have borrowed the moth trap for the last week and run it so far for 5 nights. My household includes my mother so on some nights the age range went from 10 to 85 years old! It’s been great to see how exciting everyone found it. Mainly because you never know what you will get. The…

Do Swifts trump Solitary Bees?? As well as Solitary Bee week it’s also National Swift Awareness week. I think we have enough love to go around for both groups, no real favourites here! Swifts are pretty amazing though: feed, drink, sleep, mate on the wing. migrate 14,000 miles to equatorial and Southern Africa every year. BUT also are declining massively, over the last ten years up to half their numbers have declined.                   How to help? That’s why these National…

This week we are taking a moment to think about those other bees, not the bigger furry ones, not the honey producing ones, the other ones….collectively known as Solitary bees. In Britain we have around 270 species of bee and just under 250 of them are solitary bees! As the name suggests they don’t tend to live in colonies like Bumblebees or Honey bees and they do not produce honey. They have many complex and interesting life cycles and are definitely a group that requires further investigation. See…