Wildlife Trust: news update

A snap-shot of things to come

Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire notes about the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds, news update.

By Rebecca Neal, Communities and Education Officer
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire

LATEST NEWS! Here are the Wildlife Trust’s latest newsletters – for June and May 2024 about the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds.

Local events

One of our charitable aims is to enhance everyone’s enjoyment and understanding of wildlife.

And now the good weather has arrived, we have many things on offer over the next few months in our West Cambs 100 area between Gamlingay, Cambourne and Comberton.

They are listed in our newsletters (see the links above) and, for a wider area, on our website: wildlifebcn.org/events

Cambourne Nature Reserve is an accessible reserve with paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Sit and chat in nature sessions are designed for those who want to enjoy nature on our reserves, alongside a sit down and a cuppa (we won’t walk far!). There are two on Cambourne Nature Reserve on 13th June and 4th July, 10-12ish.

You can also enjoy an evening summer stroll on the 4th June. There’s a longer walk from Cambourne to Bourn Windmill on 22nd June, for those confident on more uneven terrain.

Millbridge Brook Meadows

I am organising an adult walk focussing on common wildlife identification in a family session on 30th May.

Other events

Wilder home-school

These child-led outdoor sessions in Cambourne are for home-school families with children from ages 5 to 13. They happen Wednesday mornings during term-time from May to October

Wild in the Woods

These are family sessions for primary-aged children with a variety of themes on Wednesday mornings during school holidays.

Little Bugs

These pre-school sessions involve a nature walk and story with a wildlife theme. We do simple outdoor activities and talk about whatever wildlife comes up! They run Friday mornings, May to October.

Youth Rangers

These monthly sessions are for secondary-school age young people who are interested in local wildlife and environmental issues. They run all year around on Fridays during school holidays and Saturday mornings in between. We do practical activities, walks, talks, surveys and socials.

Check the Trust’s events page for dates and places on all of the above.

West Cambridgeshire Hundreds

The area between Gamlingay, Cambourne and Comberton is part of the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds – a group of nature reserves owned and/or managed by the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants (BCN): Hardwick, Gamlingay, Hayley and Waresley and Gransden woods and Cambourne Nature Reserve.

About The Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust is an evidence‐based wildlife conservation charity – summed up here by Rebecca Neal, Communities and Education Officer for Beds, Cambs and Northants…

We use standard techniques to manage our sites, such as coppicing, mowing, and grazing, which have years of scientific backing, and we also collect long‐term data to study trends.

Our ecologists use a host of techniques to survey including transects, drones, and camera traps. On selected sites we carry out research to ensure specific interventions are working.

Post created 11th November 2023; updated 10th May 2024.