• Cows on Sheep's Green, Coe Fen
  • Lime Kiln

2020 is the year of the pollinator! At least for Cambridge City Council. We are driving a campaign to highlight these vitally important components of our ecosystem. As part of this campaign the flowers and pollinators in our local nature reserves will be celebrated on this website. Remember pollinators aren’t just bumblebees or honey bees. The task of pollinating is carried out by Moths, Beetles, Flies, Butterflies, Solitary bees and Wasps and the often over looked but fascinating Thrip family!! The plan is to have a month by…

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 of the River Cam riparian habitat. The concept was created by Caroline Wright as part of the To The River commission for Cambridge County Council. https://totheriver.info/  The idea was to include as many knitters as possible from all over Cambridge, either from different community groups or knitting groups or just individuals attending one of the public knitting…

As a big thank you to the volunteers a visit to Cambridge Botanic Gardens was organized. We had a talk about the new chalk grassland that the staff are trying to establish at the gardens. As the volunteers have done lots of work on our own SSSI chalk grassland at West Pit reserve they could see lots of the plant species they recognized and hear from the staff how hard it has been to establish this precious habitat from scratch and how important environmentally,  it is do.Chalk grassland…