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Cambridgeshire nature - the small and dainty acrobats

21 March 2019
Cambridgeshire nature - the small and dainty acrobats

Cambridgeshire nature - the small and dainty acrobats

21 March 2019

Martin Walters takes a look at the various types of tits that can be found in the UK


Discovering the new wildlife area in Cambridge

27 February 2019
Discovering the new wildlife area in Cambridge

Discovering the new wildlife area in Cambridge

27 February 2019

The Cambridge Independent's nature columnist, Martin Walters, has been exploring at Hobson's Park where he found a surprising amount of wildlife.


Over-indulging? Spare a thought for the famished birds of Christmas

20 December 2018
Over-indulging? Spare a thought for the famished birds of Christmas

Over-indulging? Spare a thought for the famished birds of Christmas

20 December 2018

It may be the season to be jolly, but our garden birds will be desperate for nourishment this winter.


Nature: Catching ‘gillies’ on a trip to Norfolk

03 August 2018
Nature: Catching ‘gillies’ on a trip to Norfolk

Nature: Catching ‘gillies’ on a trip to Norfolk

03 August 2018

Escaping the unusual recent heatwave, we spent a few glorious days on the Norfolk coast where we were refreshed by the purer sea air and slightly lower temperatures – a welcome respite from the pollen-laden, polluted air of Cambridge’s traffic-clogged streets.


Nature notes: Is the butterfly on the decline in Cambs?

04 July 2018
Nature notes: Is the butterfly on the decline in Cambs?

Nature notes: Is the butterfly on the decline in Cambs?

04 July 2018

Summer brings out the butterflies. Or does it? Have you seen any in your garden, and if so, then which species? Chris Packham recently reported not finding any in his garden and it does sometimes seem that there are fewer around than in bygone years. So what are the facts? There have certainly been declines in many of our once familiar species, but also a few, including red admiral and comma, that have bucked this trend and become commoner.


The joy of being in the thick of spring

13 June 2018
The joy of being in the thick of spring

The joy of being in the thick of spring

13 June 2018

Swifts have arrived and will stay with us until mid-July.


Nature Notes: Singing into spring

02 March 2018
Nature Notes: Singing into spring

Nature Notes: Singing into spring

02 March 2018

The days are lengthening, the buds are breaking, the birds are singing, well some of them are!


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