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

Did you know that chalk streams are quite unique and precious habitats, due to their particular water quality, temperature and Oxygen levels? They provide a specialist habitat for certain species which is globally rare. Did you also know that 85% of chalk streams are found in the UK and most of these in the South and South East of England and some of them are found right here in Cambridge? In response to this a specialist analysis of our local chalk streams has been commissioned by the City…

Cambridge City Council and the newly formed Friend’s of Logan’s Meadow are embarking on a project to more than double the size of Logan’s Meadow Local Nature Reserve. This will contribute to Natural Cambridgeshire’s ‘Doubling Nature’ vision. https://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/assets/Uploads/Doubling-Nature-A-Natural-Vision-low-res.pdf This change also has the potential to address the biodiversity and climate change emergencies declared by the City Council and help with the Council’s ambition to increase the City’s tree canopy cover. It’s important to hear local views about how the space is used, how you would like to see…

Take a moment today to stand in the sunshine looking at an ivy bush. It will be worth it! If it’s a mature plant it should have those lovely structural yellow-green flower clusters covering it.   Then you might notice a gentle hum……. This most probably is coming from the Ivy bee (Colletes hederae) A relative new comer to our island, first discovered in 2002 in Southern England. Originating from Europe the Ivy bee has undergone a rapid expansion in the last two decades and now can be…