Cambridge Wild Events - Network - Portal

Events

The July 2017 events programme is under construction.

In the meantime, we will gather up suitable events, likely to be held in July this year:

  • All month: Bat punt safaris
  • Friday 7 July: bats at Nightingale garden (TBC)
  • Saturday 8 July: Moths from overnight moth trap at Nightingale garden (TBC)
  • Sunday 9 July: Minibeast hunting at Nightingale garden (TBC)
  • Weds 26 July: Glow worm safari at East Pits (Wildlife Trust)
  • Saturday 29 July: Riverfly monitoring near Sainsbury's, Coldham's Lane - see Friends of Cherry Hinton Brook (TBC)

Past events in July 2015 and 2016

July 2015: bat walk and overnight moth trap at the very new Nightingale Garden, in a former bowling green in Queen Edith's, South Cambridge (UK).

July 2016 - Ladybird-themed chill-out in the community garden at Rock Road Library in Queen Edith's, Cambridge.

July 2016 - Bat walk and overnight moth trap at Nightingale Garden.

July 2016 - nature walks along Cherry Hinton Brook - a chalk stream in Cambridge.

July 2016 - Wild-life friendly gardening at Empty Common Community Garden, in North Trumpington, Cambridge.

July 2016 - Making small habitats and mini-beast hunting at Nightingale Garden.

Network

The following groups have collaborated to hold Cambridge Wild events in July 2015 and 2016:

Several other groups hold wildlife-related events and/or have expressed interest in holding ones alongside Cambridge Wild partners - see lists below.

Portal

1. Local listings of wild places and events

  • Cambridge colleges have wonderful gardens, some formal, some quite wild, some alongside the river, and most open, at least sometimes, to the general public. There are, however, restrictions during exam time and Kings' College charges non-residents for admission.
  • Local Nature Reserves - owned and managed by either/or Cambridge City Council or the local Wildlife Trust. There are also smaller City Wildlife Sites, but some of these aren't accessible to the public. There are lots of opportunities for supported volunteering.

2. Local events and regular activities including bioblitzes and citizen science

  • Bioblitz Cambridge - annual (July) event (see Museum of Zoology website). There won't be one in 2017.
  • Conversazione - annual (June) event in the Zoology Dept (free to enter), with lots of displays and opportunity to see what local individuals and groups are getting up to (see CNHS website).

3. Local groups, attached to wild places:

4. Local groups with specialist interest and/or attached to habitats

See also Cambridge Wild on the Nightingale Garden website - for links to national groups and educational links.

Website at: www.cambridgewild.org.uk; Contact: info@nightingalegarden.org.uk

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