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...

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....

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...

A most enjoyable night was had on Thursday as the volunteers went out for a bat walk around Sheep’s Green. We followed the route that one of the volunteer’s has been...

Staff from The Institute for Sustainability, Cambridge University came for a lunchtime excursion from the office to their local nature reserve Sheep’s Green. After a talk about the general conservation of...

The first of our Sunday monitoring sessions happened last weekend with the focus on butterflies. We recorded 5 possibly 6 butterfly species and also included 3 species of day flying moths....

The group of ecologists tasked with keeping the A14 project on track with its environmental responsibilities came for a day of respite last week to Byron’s Pool reserve. They are hardly...

The conservation volunteers made an early start on subduing the invasive marginal plant, Himalayan Balsam. It’s pretty yes, and later in the season a good food source for invertebrates agreed, but...

Temporary or ephemeral ponds add an interesting dimension to any natural space that can sustain them. Their temporary nature means that they are often devoid of fish, other predators and competitors which might be present in more permanent ponds, thus a unique habitat is created for distinctive plants and insects which are specially adapted to these conditions. Stourbridge Common being a flooplain is perfectly suited to sustaining this type of habitat therefore four more pools were dug recently. Wetter areas were chosen for these pools in the hope that when the water table is high these depressions will hold water for long enough to encourage a flush of life, insect species but hopefully natal amphibians life too.

Stourbridge Common being a flooplain is perfectly suited to sustaining this type of habitat therefore four more pools were dug recently.

Work has been happening at two of our reserves to kick start our meadow areas for summer.