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...

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...

Swift flying away from hands

Here’s an invitation to spend an hour counting birds in your garden or from your balcony. The RSPB organise this every year and it’s now become the world’s largest wildlife survey....

Autumn leaves

Just when you think you’ve found the most beautiful one, another catches your eye. Leaves are pretty spectacular at the moment. What is it about collecting them too? Like shells on...

Hoverfly lagoon

A great way to boost biodiversity in your outside space is to create as many different habitats as possible. You may have flowers, maybe a pond, a lovely compost heap, even...

Paradise Nature Reserve River Path

Since lock down there definitely seems to be more people out on their bikes which can only be a positive. To tie in with World Environment Day http://www.worldenvironmentday.global this Friday it could...

Spider's web in grass

Nature seems to be more obvious to people since lock down, there seems to be a growing awareness of all things green or tweety, people convinced the birds are louder and...

Although we are surrounded by gloom and doom at the moment nature seems to be trying very hard to turn our attention away from this and remind us of the beauty...

Image shows three people carrying a coir roll

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...