tree planting event

An amazing start for the tree planting at Logan’s Meadow this weekend. Over fifty trees planted with more days of planting planned for next weekend too. (11th and 12th Dec) It...

Helvella crispa fungi

Autumn does have a certain magic, doesn’t it? Look at these beautiful fungi, all found on our local nature reserves. Why not try and discover some yourself this weekend?     ...

People clearing brambles

The Conservation volunteers were working hard to create a possible new habitat for Water voles at Logan’s Meadow reserve this month. The ditch which runs parallel to the footbridge has become...

Willow weaving

The woodland flora at Paradise nature reserve has been damaged by excess footfall during Covid times. As a move to establish and encourage recovery the Conservation volunteers and members of The...

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...