Monthly Archive: July 2011

Flower power comes to Ely!

Do join us on Saturday 23 July to find out all about the plants of Ely Common. Working with Dr Edmund Tanner from Cambridge University we’ll learn how to identify what’s there and collect important baseline data we can then use to monitor efforts to restore the meadow there. Meet in the Environment Agency car park off Prickwillow Road at 10am. Bring lunch, water and sunblock/rain gear (as appropriate). We aim to finish by 4pm.

Ninety plant species found on Ely Common!

On Saturday 23 July, 16 of our members visited Ely Common to survey the plants growing there and to collect important baseline data on the species that occur. Working with Dr Edmund Tanner from Cambridge University, we identified an incredible 90 species on the Common including Lady’s Bedstraw, Adderstongue Fern and Yorkshire Fog. Thanks to all those who took part and made the day a great success. A number of interesting animals were also spotted during the day such as the Essex Skipper butterfly, Elephant Hawkmoth and Roesel’s Bushcricket. (Image copyright: R Dixon)