This lovely film from Hertfordshire explains the difference between chalk streams like the Lark and Linnet, and clay rivers, and gives an insight into why they are so special.
Notice of Bury Water Meadows Group AGM Thursday 7th November 2019 Quaker Meeting House at 7pm Members only Richard Summers, representing the River Lark Catchment Partnership, will present a River Lark Corridor strategy, which is a contribution towards the next round of planning in West Suffolk, to help safeguard our green spaces for future generations.… Continue reading AGM 7th November 2019
7pm, Thursday 18th July St John’s Centre, St Johns St, Bury St Edmunds (almost immediately opposite our usual venue) Members only Agenda 1. Bury Water Meadows Group (BWMG) now 2. The limitations of being an unincorporated association 3. Why change to become a formal charitable organisation? 4. What are the options?… Continue reading Extraordinary General Meeting 18th July 2019
The working party on 30th March enjoyed early Spring sunshine; perfect for messing about on the river bank in the Abbey Gardens. A lot of fine volunteer effort helped to clear up leaves and tidy the wildflower turf we planted last year.
Jillian Macready writes: We are now in meteorological spring as opposed to astronomical spring which is worked out according to when the equinox falls, and this is more complicated. Meteorological spring on the other hand simply follows the calendar months, so March, April and May are Spring. This is a time of rebirth re-greening and… Continue reading March 3rd work party report – more scrub clearance
Jillian Macready writes: Our February work parties got off to a flying start on a cold but bright and blowy morning. Bury Water Meadows Group volunteers have been doing conservation work for a couple of years now, but this stretch of the Lark path on the way to the Abbey Gardens between the old St… Continue reading Feb 2019 work party report – clearing the Lark path by the Crankles
A project which Bury Water Meadows Group (BWMG) has been working on for the past five years has at last become reality; the first new public green space and a new Rights of Way along further sections of the River Lark path in Bury St Edmunds. This has been achieved through a long-lease donation of… Continue reading Bury gets a new green space and river path
We had a very good summer, a little hot for the sort of work we did but we achieved a lot (I do apologise for all the raking, but it is essential work!), we are inching towards reducing the stinging nettle dominance and restoring plant diversity to the water meadows. Bury Water Meadows Group is… Continue reading Work parties up to Christmas
Liz Cutting, A look at Suffolk Wildlife through the lens of a camera 7pm Thursday 29th November 2018 (preceded by AGM) Friends Meeting House, St John’s Street, IP33 1SJ Liz Cutting has been a dedicated photographer for many years and her images have been used by many conservation organisations. This will be a glorious photographic feast of our… Continue reading AGM and talk by Liz Cutting, wildlife photographer, 29.11.18
Jonny Rankin, a fellow Bury resident, has swapped an enthusiasm for heavy metal with inspirational endurance events spurred on by his love of birdwatching and a particular interest in the turtle dove, which has seen dramatic declines in recent years. With help and encouragement from friends and the RSPB he has completed three ‘Dove Step’… Continue reading Jonny Rankin’s Dove Step