Ditton Fields

Even with the lack of rain and punishing high temperatures the City Council pictorial meadows are still managing to bring interest and colour. These meadows are dotted about the city and...

Crassula

The hot weather has added an interesting dynamic to life on the reserves, putting it mildly! Most plants are suffering and life cycles are being put under extreme pressure. Evidence of...

Bramblefields pond.

Brownfield sites are rapidly becoming some of the most valuable environments for many species in the UK. Often the last ‘wild spaces’ left for local communities these sites are unexpected havens...

Paradise

Last Saturday, on what felt like the first day of warm weather in forever, a community event happened that really lifted the spirits. At Paradise nature reserve a group of residents...

Wood Anenome

If you need some motivation to get outside this Easter holiday you could go Wood anemone spotting at Byron’s Pool reserve. This beautiful plant is one of the few flowering plants...

CHB Shute

Twenty-eight tonnes of gravel have been put in to the section of Cherry Hinton Brook next to Sainsbury’s, Coldhams lane, with much ingenuity and problem solving! This obviously took a lot...

Dry Stone

Volunteers from Sentec, a local company, came for a few hours after work and helped create a fantastic hibernaculum for amphibians and reptiles at Logan’s Meadow reserve. The technique was very...

Dandelions

These Colt’s-foot ( Tussilago farfara) were photographed at Barnwell West reserve. A beautiful reminder that we’ve done it! Spring is here! This plant’s habit of flowering before the leaves appear has...

Volunteers

Before the snow the Saturday volunteers enjoyed a beautiful sunny day at Logan’s meadow last weekend. The laid front hedge was given a tidy up and gaps were filled with tree...

Bramblefields pond.

Work started on the new pond this week at Bramblefields nature reserve in Chesterton. This work has been funded through the Chesterton sidings Train station development. The pond has been situated...