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

While, what feels like the longest summer ever continues, how about upping your nature identification skills to impress your friends and kids? Or even to enjoy with your friends and kids? Two really easy and informative surveys to take part in are firstly, The Big Butterfly Count https://bigbutterflycount.butterfly-conservation.org/ It’s running till August 9th, just count as many butterflies you see in 15mins. Also good to send your findings to @savebutterflies to double up on your useful data. Secondly the Pollinator Monitoring Scheme is a little more involved but…

You may have noticed these small patches of wild beauty popping up on some of our city’s parks, it’s part of the a City Council initiative to help out our dear pollinators and bring some added colour and interest to these mostly grassy places. Parker’s Piece, Jesus Green, Colleridge Rec, Cherry Hinton Hall all have their own corners devoted to wild flowers. But there are many others dotted around the city and this year in particular they have given local residents (as well as pollinators) extra pleasure as…

Dragonfly week runs from 18th-26th July, lots of info can be found at https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/event/dragonfly-week-2020/ How about locally, can you expect to find many species on our reserves? First off head to where there is water; Logan’s Meadow, Barnwell East, Bramblefields, Paradise, Coldham’s Common, Stourbridge Common,Byron’s Pool, Sheep’s Green and Coe Fen are all excellant places to start. But then what? A recent conversation with local expert Duncan Mackay revealed many great tips and advice on how to turn a passing interest into a life long passion. The conversation…