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 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…

The first of the hedgehog survey nights kicked off at Bramblefields nature reserve in Chesterton. There was a good turn out on what was a relatively wet and windy night. Paul Wyer from the Wildlife Trust gave a really interesting talk about hedgehogs, their decline in numbers and what we can do about combating this. We then we headed off around the reserve armed with the thermal imaging camera and lots of torches. A false alarm happened twice, having seen something warm on the thermal camera we all…

A fun day was had when World Pay staff came for some Corporate responsibility time out on the nature reserves. Most came down from London for the day and were more than happy to forget about stifling hot tube trains and instead indulge themselves in a bit of bramble removal and raking up!! The day was finished off with a pond dip which didn’t disappoint as baby newts and dragonfly larvae delighted our hard-working visitors. Thank you World Pay staff it was a great day!