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Rare Bee Orchids to be preserved with new mowing programme

Reference: 
PR/11Apr16/BeeOrchids
Date: 
Mon, 04/11/2016

 

Rare Bee Orchid plants discovered in Ely will be given the opportunity to flourish thanks to a new mowing programme.

The regular grass cutters, who maintain public open spaces for East Cambridgeshire District Council, recently found a small colony of Bee Orchids, which they mowed around for protection.

This and other sightings were reported to the Ely Local Group of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, who completed a survey of the area, discovering many more plants in the process.

The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Rare Bee Orchids to be preserved with new mowing programme

Ely Wildlife Watch: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – 13th February 2016

Date:  Saturday, 13 February 2016 – 1:45pm – 3:15pm Ely Wildlife Watch: Reduce, Reruse, Recycle Find out how your family can help the planet by reducing waste, reusing things and recycling through games, craft and stories. Cost:  50p per child Contact:  Helen Telephone:  01353 664745 Website:  Wildlife Trust B.C.N Location Ely Library Meeting Room 6 The Cloisters Ely CB7 4ZH United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Ely Wildlife Watch: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – 13th February 2016

Ely Wildlife Watch: Flower Power – 9th May 2015

Date:  Saturday, 9 May 2015 – 2:00am Ely Wildlife Watch: Flower Power Look for spring flowers, play “Butterfly Bonanza” and find out what flowers are good for bees. Meet at 2pm at the Fisherman's Car Park in Willow Walk.  Paths are not suitable for wheelchair users. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Cost:  50p per child donation would be welcome Contact:  Clive Telephone:  01353 610224 Website:  Wildlife Trust Location Fisherman's Car Park Willow Walk Ely CB7 4AT United Kingdom See map: Google Maps

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Ely Wildlife Watch: Flower Power – 9th May 2015