Tree Bee

Spring is definitely on the way, you can hear it! Not just the sound track of the birds establishing territories but also the friendly hum of Bumblebees. This time of year...

Willow Otter

The city’s waterways seem an unlikely habitat for finding otters in but as always nature can surprise you. Working with the Wildlife Trust the city’s nature reserves were surveyed for otter activity with...

Monitoring

Since May last year volunteers have been monitoring Cherry Hinton Brook’s River fly larvae populations. Riverflies are an important indicator of the overall health of a water system. Using a monitoring...

Pond

A recent partnership with CPARG (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough amphibian and Reptile group) has reaped some invaluable pond improvements for the city’s nature reserves. Working firstly at Barnwell East pond, as this...

Araneus-Diadematus

  Autumn is arguably the best time of year, beautiful trees, frosty mornings and yes, spider webs in the face! It’s an integral part of the autumn experience feeling the silk...

Nine Wells

Staff from Cambridge Water volunteered for the day to carry out some scrub removal at 9 Wells nature reserve. As part of the company’s CSR programme they were keen to work on a site which...

Meadow Brown

If you get a chance now is a great time to go butterfly spotting on our local nature reserves. A good three to learn and try to distinguish between are Ringlet, Meadow...

Bidwells

Conservation volunteering on our beautiful local nature reserves is a great way to learn more about your natural environment, get fit and meet like-minded people, to name  just a few plus...

Dow Stream Trolley Bridge

The improvements made on Cherry Hinton Brook recently have enhanced the visual appearance of the brook, especially the section by Sainsbury’s, but what effect has it had for the flora and...

Swift Tower

Endangered Water voles have set up residence in the new back water and reed bed created at Logan’s Meadow Local Nature Reserve. If you take the time to explore the reserve...