Monthly Archive: May 2013

Memories of Ely Wildspace

We are very excited to be launching our ‘Memories of Ely Wildspace’ project at the end of May, an oral history project to build up a picture of the past and present use of the area. From 31 May, follow our Facebook page for news and updates and share your memories with this project.

Soon to be homeless: otter caught on film

[see video here]
The debate around Cambridge University’s plans to build a plush new boathouse in the Wildspace has centred on evidence from many organisations – but disputed by the developers – about the area’s wildlife. This new video of an otter visiting a mature willow on the site provides conclusive proof of the value of the site. The footage was captured very early last Thursday morning by the Fens’ most experienced otter surveyor, Cliff Carson. There can now be no doubt that allowing Cambridge University to build a sports club on the site would damage crucial habitat for these – and many other – rare creatures.