Bury St Edmunds Bioblitz

Bury will be hosting a Bioblitz on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May 2022 as part of a series of events celebrating 1,000 years since the founding of St. Edmunds Abbey by King Canute.With the help of school children, members of the public, skilled naturalists and partner organisations, the Bury Water Meadows Group are looking… Continue reading Bury St Edmunds Bioblitz

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The prospect of losing a 50-acre field in the middle of Bury St Edmunds to a hotel and leisure complex, led to the formation of the Bury Water Meadows Group in 2013. The so-called Leg of Mutton had enjoyed an uninterrupted view of the town for a thousand years. Those campaigning and founding members knew… Continue reading Article for WildEast Newsletter

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Stag beetle habitat: BWMG’s first construction job in the water meadows

2020 has been anything but normal. Despite that, Bury Water Meadow Group’s (BMWG) last work party of the season went off extremely well. The entrance to Ram Meadow at Barwell Road is now looking like a proper entrance to a Local Nature Reserve, complete with log-lined paths with chippings laid, they had become very muddy… Continue reading Stag beetle habitat: BWMG’s first construction job in the water meadows