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Searching for a rare silhouette during a trip to Breckland

Searching for a rare silhouette during a trip to Breckland

Searching for a rare silhouette during a trip to Breckland

19 March 2020

Martin Walters goes in search of a rare bird... and finds it over the border in Norfolk.


Creating a new wet farming system in the Great Fen

Creating a new wet farming system in the Great Fen

Creating a new wet farming system in the Great Fen

03 March 2020

Caroline Fitton, of the Wildlife Trust, explains why sphagnum has a starring role.


University of Cambridge removes bird netting and ‘unreservedly apologises’

University of Cambridge removes bird netting and ‘unreservedly apologises’

University of Cambridge removes bird netting and ‘unreservedly apologises’

28 February 2020

Conservationist Chris Packham was among those who condemned use of the nets.

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Chris Packham condemns bird netting installed on trees for University of Cambridge as ‘absolutely outrageous’

Chris Packham condemns bird netting installed on trees for University of Cambridge as ‘absolutely outrageous’

Chris Packham condemns bird netting installed on trees for University of Cambridge as ‘absolutely outrageous’

28 February 2020

Extinction Rebellion has removed some of it under cover of darkness.


Cambourne Village College pupils and volunteers help plant hedgerow around Great Cambourne cricket pitch

Cambourne Village College pupils and volunteers help plant hedgerow around Great Cambourne cricket pitch

Cambourne Village College pupils and volunteers help plant hedgerow around Great Cambourne cricket pitch

28 February 2020

The town council received a grant from South Cambs District Council to fund the hedgerow.

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Helping to save the lives of Cambridge’s threatened population of toads

Helping to save the lives of Cambridge’s threatened population of toads

Helping to save the lives of Cambridge’s threatened population of toads

22 February 2020

A wildlife group is doing its best to make life less hazardous for the county’s toads, including installing special ladders.


‘I seek to absent my species’, says Ahuman Manifesto author at ARU launch

‘I seek to absent my species’, says Ahuman Manifesto author at ARU launch

‘I seek to absent my species’, says Ahuman Manifesto author at ARU launch

13 February 2020

Radical writer, activist and academic calls for a full stop in humanity’s story


Call for new Cambridge Great Park to protect green spaces

Call for new Cambridge Great Park to protect green spaces

Call for new Cambridge Great Park to protect green spaces

06 February 2020

A retired architect has launched a campaign to create a new great park that would be enjoyed for generations to come and help biodiversity projects

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Spotting a merlin provides some magic on the Norfolk coast

Spotting a merlin provides some magic on the Norfolk coast

Spotting a merlin provides some magic on the Norfolk coast

29 January 2020

Martin Walters reveals some of the sightings during his trip to the north Norfolk coast


King’s College Cambridge to create wildflower meadow on its famous chapel lawn

King’s College Cambridge to create wildflower meadow on its famous chapel lawn

King’s College Cambridge to create wildflower meadow on its famous chapel lawn

26 January 2020

The most famous view in the city will be transformed into a riot of colour

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Volunteers plant 1,350 trees in South Cambridgeshire as our Plant a Tree Campaign grows

Volunteers plant 1,350 trees in South Cambridgeshire as our Plant a Tree Campaign grows

Volunteers plant 1,350 trees in South Cambridgeshire as our Plant a Tree Campaign grows

24 January 2020

Our Plant a Tree campaign grows as landowners offer space for 2000 saplings


Free trees available for schools and community groups from Woodland Trust

Free trees available for schools and community groups from Woodland Trust

Free trees available for schools and community groups from Woodland Trust

11 January 2020

We are highlighting the opportunity as part of our Plant a Tree Campaign.


The Cambridge Independent’s Plant a Tree Campaign: Help us get 10,000 trees planted across Cambridgeshire

The Cambridge Independent’s Plant a Tree Campaign: Help us get 10,000 trees planted across Cambridgeshire

The Cambridge Independent’s Plant a Tree Campaign: Help us get 10,000 trees planted across Cambridgeshire

11 January 2020

Community groups, schools, colleges, businesses and residents are invited to join in.


The winners and losers from a decade of conservation efforts by FFI

The winners and losers from a decade of conservation efforts by FFI

The winners and losers from a decade of conservation efforts by FFI

09 January 2020

Cambridge-based Fauna & Flora International's tireless work to protect at-risk species around the world


How the insect world’s strongest suction power could help University of Cambridge create bio-inspired products

How the insect world’s strongest suction power could help University of Cambridge create bio-inspired products

How the insect world’s strongest suction power could help University of Cambridge create bio-inspired products

04 January 2020

Suction cups that don’t fall off could be in sight at last - thanks to millions of years of evolution.


Tallest tree in the Amazon found by University of Cambridge researchers

Tallest tree in the Amazon found by University of Cambridge researchers

Tallest tree in the Amazon found by University of Cambridge researchers

01 January 2020

Toby Jackson describes epic adventure to confirm height of immense tree, which can store as much carbon as a hectare of rainforest.


Nature notes: Festive flowers, and an early-bird Christmas present

Nature notes: Festive flowers, and an early-bird Christmas present

Nature notes: Festive flowers, and an early-bird Christmas present

23 December 2019

Martin Walters looks at plants which have strong associations with Christmas and spots a rare visitor to the UK - and it's not Santa.


Dame Judi Dench plants tree for new community orchard

Dame Judi Dench plants tree for new community orchard

Dame Judi Dench plants tree for new community orchard

27 November 2019

Dame Judi Dench helped to plant the first trees for a new community orchard at The Countryside Restoration Trust today (Wednesday, November 27).


Nature notes: Fungi, sweet chestnuts and migrating birds

Nature notes: Fungi, sweet chestnuts and migrating birds

Nature notes: Fungi, sweet chestnuts and migrating birds

24 November 2019

Martin Walters takes a look at what's been happening nature over the last month.


Sociable crows are healthier, finds Anglia Ruskin University study

Sociable crows are healthier, finds Anglia Ruskin University study

Sociable crows are healthier, finds Anglia Ruskin University study

20 November 2019

Research led by Dr Claudia Wascher found they fewer parasites.


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