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Update 30.06.23


Update 23.06.23


Update 12.05.23

Fluffy cuteness overload

Common newt in dangerous territories

Update 21.04.23

Badger paw prints


Look who was roaming in the woods outside the school fence

Update 03.02.23

Birds visiting feeders

Update 27.01.23

Frost looks magical

Update 16.12.22

Frosted nature, looks like magic

Update 02.12.22

More amazing looking mushrooms

Update 25.11.22

Again some great mushroom, in the grass or on tree trunk lots of places they can be found

Update 18.11.22

So many different mushrooms

Same mushrooms different viewing angle

Different stages of the same mushroom type

And two other species of mushroom

Same mushroom in the field, close-up top and gills

A tiny ones

Look at this one, the top shines like mother of pearl

Update 11.11.22

Great variety of fungy/mushrooms

You can almost wait for the fairies to arrive

Different stages of one species of mushroom

The gills are used by the mushrooms to spread the spores

Nearly at the end of its visible lifecycle

Unusual in November, butterfly nearly hibernating on the path

Amazing spiderwebs and spider

Update 15.07.22

Update 01.07.22

Swallow's nest and eggs



Bees and bugs

Update 24.06.22


The hummingbird hawk-moth migrates to the UK from Southern Europe each year. It can be seen hovering over flowers, feeding with its long proboscis; its wings move so quickly that it 'hums'.

Update 17.06.22

How lucky are you if you find this in your back garden: a grass snake

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Wildlife you might meet on a late evening stroll around Cambourne

Update 20.05.22

Blackbird chick just fledged the nest

Blackbird alarm call

When you can hear this sound, and you can here it quite regularly at the moment, it is a blackbird sound the alarm because one it's chicks might be hiding somewhere. So it's scaring away preditors with its call. Just leave the chick alone then the parents can feed it.

Update 06.05.22

Not a good idea to cut any hedges etc. it's bird breeding season

Update 29.04.22

Beautiful spring bulbs in flower

Cuteness alert

Apple blossom

Update 01.04.22

Signs of spring

Update 25.03.22

Signs of spring

Update 10.12.21

Birds nest

More dense nest

When ever you see a mushroom, don’t pick it up, they could be poisonous. So just admire them from a distance.

Horse Mushroom

Shaggy inkcap

Hare's foot inkcap

Update 03.12.21

Click on the link to find out more about this beautiful wasp nest

Update 19.11.21


At the lakes in Great Cambourne you can find cormorants feeding on fish and drying their feathers in the tree. Keep your eye out for them on your next walk.


What are Cormorants

Cormorants are large, black waterbirds. They feed on fish, which they catch with their long, hook-tipped bills while swimming underwater. Cormorants can often be spotted perched on a rock, bank or tree with their wings held out. In this position, they are able to dry their feathers off which are not waterproof. Their feathers are not waterproof, so that they can dive underwater to catch their fish, otherwise they wouldn’t be able to do that.

Cormorant tree

Cormorant drying its feathers

Golden leaf tapestry

Update 12.11.21

Enjoy your meal, hedgehog

This driver is going nowhere today, spiderweb 'wheelclamp'

Spider in a sink

Update 05.11.21

Crafty spiderwebs covered with dew

Frosty bramble leaves

Frosted buttercups

Update 22.10.21

Female false widow spider

Daddy long leg spider

Can you see the spider web amongst the Virginia Creeper in autumn colour

Update 14.10.21

Four Spot-Orbweaver

Look at the amazing spiderwebs

What clever use of the grass to make and incredible spiderweb

Wasp spider

The wasp spider is a great mimic - looking just like a common wasp keeps it safe from predators, even though it is not dangerous itself. The wasp spider is a very large, colourful spider that is a recent arrival in the UK from the continent and has slowly spread over the south of England, but now is spreading north as well. It builds large orb webs in grassland and heathland, and attaches its silk egg-sacs to the grasses.

Spider moving on its web

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Bumble bee getting fed some sugarwater

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Update 07.10.21

Buzzing tree (sound up)

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Buzzing tree

Can you hear the thousands of bees feasting on the nectar of this ivy bush? Ivy is a very good source of nectar late in the season when most flowers have stopped flowering.

False widow spider

False widow spiders are getting a lot of bad press, but in reality they're unlikely to bite humans.

Noble false widows are not native to the UK, but are thought to have arrived from the Canary Islands in banana boxes in the late 1800s. Populations became established along the south coast and have since spread north, likely as a result of global warming.

Update 26.09.21

Remember the cygnets, look at them now. Well done to the swan parents

Update 16.07.21

Some more finds for our butterfly challenge and much more…

Peacock caterpillar

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Bumble bee pollinating

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Deer in a play park

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While no one is around the deer take advantage of the playpark

Oh dear, run they've seen us

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Ants protecting their nest from intruders look at the amount of activity

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Update 09.07.21

Even more varieties of butterflies were sent in, thank you for doing so.


Butterfly feeding on nectar (see it's tongue go into the flower to get the nectar out)

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Meadow brown feeding and fluttering away

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Marbled White playing hard to catch

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Grey lag goose hybrid on one of Cambourne's lake

Duck with ducklings

Unexpected surprise in a Cambourne garden, a beautiful newt

Update 01.07.21


Please have a look at the amazing specimens that seem to be living in our community and a little bit further afield.

Caterpillars, butterflies and moths

Update 18.06.21

The cygnets are back (put the volume up to hear them)

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Update 11.06.21

Cuckoo (Wicken Fen)

Cuckoos are very special birds, but do you know why?

Cygnets somewhere in our community

Fox cub on a stroll in our community, wildlife at your doorstep

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Hopefully this cub's mum was close, because it looks far to young to having a stroll like this, unless it's fox den is very close.