• Cows on Sheep's Green, Coe Fen
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An knitting project called Knit For The River were looking for a project that could deliver a piece of outdoor art. However the desired brief included that it become physically part of the River Cam riparian habitat. The concept was created by Caroline Wright as part of the To The River commission for Cambridge County Council. https://totheriver.info/  The idea was to include as many knitters as possible from all over Cambridge, either from different community groups or knitting groups or just individuals attending one of the public knitting…

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…