Cambridgeshire Wildlife Trust PDF Print E-mail

The Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire works for a better future for wildlife in the county.
There is a fantastic and varied selection of reserves from marvellous wetlands, flower-rich meadows and ancient woodlands. In fact there are  46 in Cambridgeshire to choose from!   All of the reserves are free to visit and offer a variety of different animals and habitats.

Here’s a small selection of Wildlife Trust reserves to visit in Cambridgeshire :
Grafham Water: an expanse of open water, surrounded by wetlands,  grasslands and ancient woods, managed with Anglian Water. The reserve, near  Huntingdon, is great for birdwatching with a good change of spotting birds  ranging from ospreys, black terns and greylag  geese.
Gamlingay Wood: no matter when you visit this ancient woodland, near St  Neots, there are joys to discover from the rich perfume and icy hue of the  bluebells, to the russets and umbers of the autumn leaves, hiding the varied  colours of fungi.
Brampton Wood: the second largest ancient  woodland in Cambridgeshire.  The  woodland, near Huntingdon is at least 900 years old and offers the chance to  see the rare black hairstreak butterflies and  dormouse.
Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits:   these old chalk pits on the outskirts of Cambridge have been reclaimed by nature,  providing a haven for rare plants like moon  carrot.
Great Fen: The Great Fen Project - one of the most exciting habitat  restoration projects ever undertaken in Britain - will create a 3,700 hectare wetland between Huntingdon and Peterborough.  This will be achieved by obtaining  land adjacent to two existing National Nature Reserves, Holme Fen and  Woodwalton Fen. Connecting these two vitally important nature reserves will  provide a haven for wildlife and create a massive green space for people,  opening new opportunities for recreation, education and business.  This project is a partnership of the  Environment Agency, Huntingdonshire District Council, Middle Level  Commissioners, Natural England and the Wildlife  Trust.
Many wildlife species and habitats have disappeared over the past 50 years. The Trust is working not just to protect what remains, but also to increase the numbers and diversity of native wild plants and animals in our countryside. They are not content with protecting what is left too much has already been lost instead they want to put something back.

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