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Welcome to ELY Wildspace

Buffering the eastern edge of Ely is a green corridor with a number of important wild habitats. Wild flower meadows, reed-beds and wooded pathways are just some of the examples that can be found here. These support a wide variety of wildlife such as bittern, water voles, dragonflies...
The Ely Wildspace group works to protect and enhance these wild habitats. This in turn protects and enhances the wildlife that can be found there. Helping local people enjoy the natural treasures on their doorstep.

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The next Bioblitz

Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd July 2016
24hr wildlife search from 17.00 - 17.00

We invite you come along and discover the diversity of life on our doorstep. We aim to find as many species as we can in 24 hours, with the help of YOU and our wildlife experts. There are many activities throughout the 24 hours for you to book onto, including bat walks, bird walks, wildlife craft activities and much more. Each one will help you find out more about the plants and animals that live right under our noses, under our feet or over our heads… See how many you can identify by the end of the BioBlitz. Events are free and most are suitable for all ages Further pre-bookable activities will be released so do check the website.

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Latest News

Rare bee discovered in the Wildspace

Dr Mark Welch has discovered a beautiful and rare bee in the Wildspace. Nomada ferruginata (Linnaeus,1767) is listed as Endangered (RDB1) in the British Red Data Book. It is a rare species, but formerly widely distributed in southern Britain. There…
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