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

While it’s still lock down how about teaching yourself a vital piece of british botany?? Did you know there is more than one species of Buttercup? If you didn’t, read on and learn! To keep it simple let’s just stick to learning the most common three; Creeping buttercup, Meadow buttercup and Bulbous buttercup. (Ranunculus repens, acris and bulbosus) At this time of year if you’re lucky you can find all three in flower on the same common or park. Hot spots at the moment are Stourbridge Common and…

Nature seems to be more obvious to people since lock down, there seems to be a growing awareness of all things green or tweety, people convinced the birds are louder and the spring blossom more brilliant than previous years. This new found appreciation means more natural phenomenons are being noticed, like for example the horizontal spiders webs seen in the grass in the morning, often covered in droplets of dew.  Sheet webs as they are known are the work of the Linyphiidae family of spiders, this is a…

It’s National Hedgehog week and it does feels right to be highlighting these endearing and charismatic creatures. Have you had the honour of a prickly visitor in your garden recently? Many people in Cambridge have, especially the residents of Gwydir street who recently pledged to make their street the first official Hedgehog highway in Cambridge. Please see their website for their latest local sightings http://gwydirstreet.co.uk/hedgehogs Hedgehogs are declining rapidly, studies reveal that their numbers have fallen by half in the last 2 decades. This is mainly due to…