Cambourne Nature Reserve
Cambourne’s combination of existing and newly created habitats shows that wildlife can be accommodated in a new development and enhance life for all residents. A surprising amount of wildlife dwells here, including badgers and deer in the woods and great crested newts in the ponds.
The grassland areas have been sown with wildflower seeds and butterflies and other insects dance over them in summer. Crow Hill supports farmland birds such as skylark and meadow pipit, while wetland birds and dragonflies enjoy the lakes.
A community orchard is planted with rare and local varieties including the Cambridge Gage plum and Chivers Delight apples. To encourage wildflowers, we mow the rides and cut back the grasslands.
To volunteer at Cambourne Nature Reserve, please visit the Wildlife Trust website below.