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.
Logan’s Meadow nature reserve was the venue for our latest Moth and Bat night. Some great Moth species were found, particularly exciting the Fen Wainscot moth, which indicates that the reserve is supplying a vital habitat for this reed bed specialist. Did you know that the City Council has a Community Moth Trap which is free to borrow? If you would like your own Moth adventure please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Have you got time to spare this weekend for a few of our flying friends? Saturday 24th there is a Moth and Bat night happening at Logan’s Meadow reserve, meeting at the Swift tower at 9pm. There will be 3 Moth traps in action plus experts on hand to identify and enlighten. A guided bat walk at just past 9pm around the reserve will be happening too. Bring a torch and a bat monitor if you have one. Sunday 25th the Moth traps will be ‘unpacked’ at 10am…
Wenvoe Meadow in Cherry Hinton was officially opened today by the mayor Russ McPherson. This new wildlife site, owned by the City Council has been managed with biodiversity in mind. A wild flower meadow, solitary bee bank, lizard friendly areas and a large pond have all been added and the results are fantastic. Build it and they will come!