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.
Don’t forget we have Sunday surveying sessions on the reserves at the end of every month till September. Plants, freshwater invertebrates, birds and butterflies all being spotted and marvelled at. If you are interested in finding out more please email: Parks@cambridge.gov.uk
9 wells reserve was the beginning point for the National Civic day walk which followed the route of Hobson’s Brook all the way in to town, finishing at the Market square. The idea was to hear about the history and ecology of the brook at different points along it’s course. At 9 Wells the geology was discussed to explain why the brook originates here and what measures the Council takes to ensure and develop the site’s ecology. Participants were then invited to walk to the next information hub…
Local company Sentec have put in a few hours graft at Logan’s Meadow reserve before but they excelled themselves last week when they came for the morning. They transformed the riverside walk under the Willows by cutting back the pathways and putting down wood chip. It really made the area look welcoming and cared for. Thank you so much Sentec you’re welcome back anytime!