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

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 be a fun activity to try and find some of our fantastic nature reserves in Cambridge which you may not know are there. How about trying to do a cycle route around the city visiting as many as you can? It’s possible to plan a safe route which uses only cycle paths and routes through the green…

While it’s still lock down how about teaching yourself a vital piece of british botany?? Did you know there is more than one species of Buttercup? If you didn’t, read on and learn! To keep it simple let’s just stick to learning the most common three; Creeping buttercup, Meadow buttercup and Bulbous buttercup. (Ranunculus repens, acris and bulbosus) At this time of year if you’re lucky you can find all three in flower on the same common or park. Hot spots at the moment are Stourbridge Common and…

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 the spring blossom more brilliant than previous years. This new found appreciation means more natural phenomenons are being noticed, like for example the horizontal spiders webs seen in the grass in the morning, often covered in droplets of dew.  Sheet webs as they are known are the work of the Linyphiidae family of spiders, this is a…