Elephant hawk moths

Have you got time to spare this weekend for a few of our flying friends? Saturday 24th there is a Moth and Bat night happening at Logan’s Meadow reserve, meeting at...

Wenvoe Meadow in Cherry Hinton was officially opened today by the mayor Russ McPherson. This new wildlife site, owned by the City Council has been managed with biodiversity in mind. A...

Meadow with wildflowers

We are so lucky to live in a city where meadows are very accessible. It’s National Meadow day this Saturday 3rd July https://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/discover-wild-plants-nature/national-meadows-day so why not enjoy this beautiful habitat, immerse...

two ladybirds

A long cool drink of the fresh stuff, water that is! It’s not just us humans that feel the heat; birds, mammals, plants and insects all need access to water. To...

people addinh hazel faggots to stream

The Chalk Stream initiative https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/chalk-streams continued this week with work being undertaken this time on the Vicar’s Brook. Extensive sections of hazel faggots were added to the natural meander to narrow...

Close up of tadpoles

The first in our Sunday Survey Sessions took place at Logan’s Meadow at the weekend. The subject was Amphibians and we were lucky to see Smooth Newts doing their characteristic ‘hang’...

Bee bank

The conservation volunteers created nothing short of a work of art this week at Wenvoe Meadow in Cherry Hinton. As well as beautiful, the ‘Bee bank’ they built is a useful...

Electro fishing

As part of the City Council’s Chalk stream initiative, https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/chalk-streams a fish survey was carried out last Thursday at Vicar’s Brook, which is the stream which runs down the side of...

male hairy footed flower bee

      So much activity happening on the reserves despite the cold and wind! Swifts and swallows finally beginning to return and many Solitary bees out foraging. This male Hairy footed...

People working in a stream

The City Council’s initiative to enhance our chalk streams was put into practice this week as 20 tonnes of gravel was added to Cherry Hinton Brook. Added with care and consideration...