The Countryside of Northamptonshire
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How we are responding to Covid-19
The health and wellbeing of the public, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance to The Wildlife Trusts, and we have therefore been keeping a close eye on government advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Exceptionally prolonged wet conditions from autumn through to early spring meant that the Trust took difficult decisions to keep various Cambridgeshire woodlands closed to help preserve the longevity of all woodland wildlife and for the safety of the public. With a focus on Brampton Wood, here's why . . .
Chalk grassland restoration at Totternhoe
The rare chalk grassland at Totternhoe, Beds has benefitted from restoration work thanks to a generous grant from Biffa Award
Beds-Cambs rail route off-track for protecting key wildlife habitats
The decision to take East West Rail to Cambourne reduces the risks of ecological damage, but a route to the north of the A428 offers enormous potential and should be properly investigated
Two projects have benefitted from Tesco Bags of Help funding: a project enhancing Health and Wellbeing at the Great Fen and Paxton Pits Bone Detectives scheme, both of which have fostered and encouraged greater engagement with the natural world
HS2 - time for a rethink
High speed rail route threatens Northamptonshire wildlife sites: the government should stop and rethink its plans for HS2 which comes at an exorbitant cost for nature according to a new Wildlife Trust report
London Luton Airport Expansion - have your say
London Luton Airport Ltd are consulting about the planned expansion - have your say by 16 December
Royal Patronage of the Great Fen
In 2007 HRH The Prince of Wales became Royal Patron of the Great Fen. The Wildlife Trust is delighted that this year His Royal Highness has agreed to a third term of patronage
Snap Happy - 2020 Vision
The prizes have been awarded in our 2019 Wildlife Photography Competition, the 2020 calendars printed and the new competition launched . . . time to submit some Local Gems!
Woodston Ponds Refreshed
A much needed programme of works at Woodston Ponds including willow pollarding, boardwalk replacement and repair, and reedbed restoration have been made possible in the last year thanks to grant funding from FCC Communities Foundation
No let up in loss of UK's nature
The State of Nature Report 2019 has been released.
Trumpington Meadows: hedgehog release centre
Trumpington Meadows has become a hedgehog release centre in collaboration with Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital. MP Daniel Zeichner came along for the first release of rescued Nora