Our latest updates

Here we share the latest news and insights from the New Life on the Old West project. Find out more about the latest wildlife enhancements, follow our project team in action and read contributions from our volunteer community and project partners.

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10 naturally-fun things to enjoy this Spring

With spring approaching, discover 10 exciting nature-inspired activities you can enjoy across Cambridgeshire.
Andreas Trepte

Searching for cranes – RSPB Nene Washes

Find out more about one of our 25 flagship species, the Common Crane, and its return to the Cambridgeshire fens.

Fenland Heroes (and Villains)!

Everyone who lives in and visits the Fenlands leaves their footprint on the natural landscape around them. However, some local people - and visitors - have had a huge impact on our local area, sometimes changing it forever...

8 naturally fun activities for families this Autumn

We've some great ideas to explore the nature and wildlife on our doorstep this chilly autumn. Wear wellies!

New education resources for schools and groups

We’ve added a new page to the website this week. It’s full of useful education resources, lesson plans and ideas, to help the Cambridgeshire Fens and our wonderful local wildlife spring to life for primary age children.

Can you spot a slow worm or a grass snake?

When you think of the wildlife found in Cambridgeshire, most people forget the reptiles that call our county their home. Can you spot a slow worm or a grass snake?