Natural Environment

Plans to plant 75 oak trees across East Cambridgeshire have reached the half way mark, thanks to support from parish councils, schools, nurseries and landowners. East Cambridgeshire District Council has received requests for 39 oak trees, as part of its campaign to mark King Charles III’s coronation and 75th birthday. And there is still time

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The November 2023 Ely Earth Cafe focused on the Importance of Wetlands and its impact on Climate Change. “Halfway between land and water, wetlands are one of nature’s little gems. Brimming with life and vital for fighting climate change, 40% of all plants and animals live and breed in wetlands and more than one billion

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Hibernating hedgehogs need help The East Cambridgeshire Climate Action Network, alongside members of the climate and environment team at the East Cambs District Council ran a successful Hedgehog Earth Café Event in October 2023 inviting members of the public to feed into the council’s hedgehog recovery strategy. It was a great turn out with some

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As the result of a public vote, Hedgehogs have been chosen as the endangered animal that residents would most like East Cambridgeshire District Council to support over the coming year. This means the council can now kick start a Hedgehog Action Plan which will include helping to raise public awareness and working with schools. The

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Bees are vital to a healthy environment and healthy economy, pollinating the vast majority of plants we rely on for food. But changes in climate may be disrupting bees’ nesting behaviour and their emergence after winter. It also means some plants are now flowering at different times to when bees are normally active. Winter is

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On Monday, 25 September 2023, a free guided walk at WWT Welney is being organised by the New Life on the Old West (NLOW) Project  around the Welney part of the Ouse Washes and Lady Fen. A fantastic opportunity to explore this wetland reserve, its wonderful wildlife and its many hides with knowledgeable WWT staff.

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The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see. Between Friday 14th July and Sunday 6th August choose a place to spot butterflies and moths. Watch for 15 minutes. Then record which species you see, More information

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