Chris Packham’s BioBlitz 2018

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The nature reserve was delighted to have been asked to take part in Chris Packham’s 24hr BioBlitz, from the 21st to 22nd July. This was an intense period of ecological surveying to record all of the living species on the reserve! We were incredibly lucky to have a visit from Chris Packham himself, who spent […]

Fantastic Fossils!

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Last year we were asked to process a membership application from a person who lives in Australia (our previous record distance for a member was Germany). His name is Nathan Enriquez and he is a palaeontology student. He was due to come over to the UK at Christmas, and was keen to visit Kings Dyke. […]

Open Week 2016 Events – Coming Soon!

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  Come along for our Annual Open Week, free to all the public! Tuesday 31st May, Thursday 2nd June and Saturday 4th June. All days Midday to 6pm. Events include : Fossil hunting : Pond dipping : Nature trail : Bird watching : Snake handling : Dissecting owl pellets : Bird fat ball making : […]

Bronze Age Discoveries

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On Wednesday 20th January 2016, 35 members of Kings Dyke Nature Reserve had the pleasure of visiting the Must Farm Bronze Timber Platform (1000 – 800BC). This is a joint Historic England/ Forterra project which is being undertaken by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU). Sitting on the edge of Kings Dyke’s working quarry (known asMust Farm), the platform was first discovered in […]

Autumn School Visits

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We have had a couple of really good school visits this week with Werrington Primary School, to follow on from the Family Fun Day at the weekend. These are some of the best children and knowledgeable teachers we have ever had visit! We had some excellent finds in the fossil area, including a rib (awaiting identification) and […]

Magnificent Macros

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Here is an excellent selection of macro photographs taken by our members over the summer months so far, highlighting the great variety of invertebrates and plants on show.