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Sun, 28 Apr 2019

Bluebell Walk at Brampton Wood - 10.30 am

This will be led by the Warden, George Cottam, who will show us the rich variety of flora and fauna, focusing on the bluebells. Please meet at Brampton Wood Car Park, Grafham Road, Brampton at 10.30 am. GR TL 184698.

George has a wealth of knowledge about both the history and natural history of this reserve and will be pleased to share this with you.
Everyone is most welcome to attend. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

Venue: Brampton Wood Car Park - GR TL 184698

More information: Tel: 01480 457795 email


Portholme Meadow a joint venture with Hunts Flora and Fauna Society - 2.30 pm

Dr. Pat Doody will lead this walk and he will focus on one of Portholme’s specialities, the Snakeshead Fritillary. Please meet at Godmanchester Lock (TL241704) near the Chinese Bridge in Godmanchester.
Pat has a wealth of knowledge about both the history and natural history of this reserve and will be pleased to share this with you.
Everyone is most welcome to attend. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

Venue: Brampton Wood Car Park

More information: Tel: 01480 457795 email


Sun, 05 May 2019

The Beautiful Bluebells of Brampton Wood - 2.30 pm

The Huntingdonshire Local Group of the Wildlife Trust invites you to come and experience the delights of a carpet of bluebells in this ancient woodland, which lies on our doorstep. You are welcome to share this enchanting scene by participating in a guided walk through Brampton Wood.

George Cottam, who is Warden of Brampton Wood, will lead us through this woodland where a rich variety of flora can be seen. His aim will be to highlight the beautiful scent, colour and freshness of the bluebells that encapsulate the essence of a traditional English spring. We also expect to see other woodland flora such as wood anemone, primrose and dogs mercury; early butterflies such as speckled wood, brimstone and orange tip; and we will also listen for the singing of the woodland birds.
Everyone is most welcome to attend.
Park in the Trust car park. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more information please contact George on 01480 450809.

Venue: Brampton Wood Car Park - GR TL 184698.

More information: Tel: 01480 450809 email


Sat, 08 Jun 2019

Waresley Wood - 10.30 am

The Huntingdonshire Local Group of the Wildlife Trust invites you to participate in a guided walk at Waresley Wood on Saturday June 8th 2019.

Waresley Wood is an ancient woodland, predominantly consisting of ash and oak. It is a site of special scientific interest due to its diverse flora and is also home to many breeding birds. Over 500 species of moth and butterfly have been recorded here. We will also look at the progress of Browne’s Piece which is an area of land that has been reclaimed from farmland to try to redress the loss of woodland here in the early 20th century.
The walk will be led by one of the reserve wardens and will start at 10.30am. Everyone is most welcome to attend. Please meet at the reserve entrance. OS TL256550 or SG193RH. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more information please contact Alistair (alistairrgrant@hotmail.com).

Venue: Brampton Memorial Hall, Thrapston Road, Brampton, PE28 4TB

More information: Tel: 01480 457795 email


Sat, 13 Jul 2019

Paxton Pits - 10.30 am

The Huntingdonshire Local Group of the Wildlife Trust invites you to participate in a guided walk at Paxton Pits on Saturday July 13th 2019.
Paxton Pits nature Reserve is well known for its flooded gravel pits which attract a large number of birds. However, in addition, the site offers diverse habitats including meadows, grassland, scrub and woodland and is therefore attractive to a wide variety of wildlife. So, in addition to the bird life, we can expect to see many insects including butterflies and dragonflies, plus wildflowers and with luck the wasp spider.
The walk will be led by one of the reserve wardens and will start at 10.30am. Everyone is most welcome to attend. Please meet outside the visitor centre. GR TL199637 or PE19 6ET. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more information please contact Alistair (alistairrgrant@hotmail.com).

Venue: Brampton Memorial Hall, Thrapston Road, Brampton, PE28 4TB

More information: Tel: 01480 457795 email


Tue, 23 Jul 2019

Godmanchester Nature Reserve - 7.30 pm

The Huntingdonshire Local Group of the Wildlife Trust invites you to participate in a guided walk at Godmanchester Nature Reserve on Tuesday July 23rd 2019 at 7.30pm.
Godmanchester Nature Reserve consists of 4 lakes which are former gravel pits and therefore attracts a wide variety of birds, particularly ducks, geese and kingfishers. There are also areas of grassland and ancient hedgerow. We should see plenty of butterflies, dragonflies and wildflowers and we will also be on the look out for bats at the end of the evening. We will endeavour to provide bat detectors to aid identification.
Please meet at the reserve entrance at the end of Cow Lane, PE29 2EJ, GR TL2639 7149. There is parking available, but it is limited. Everyone is most welcome to attend. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more information please contact Alistair (alistairrgrant@hotmail.com).

Venue: Brampton Memorial Hall, Thrapston Road, Brampton, PE28 4TB

More information: Tel: 01480 457795 email