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Welcome to the new CNHS website! We hope you like it. Please let us know if you spot any errors or broken links by emailing website[at]cnhs.org.uk
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The Field Studies Council is running zoom courses on various natural history subject, of which many are free. Here is the link: https://www.field-studies-council.org/biolinks-courses/
Many local organisations, including CNHS, are putting their talks online. See the diary for more information and contact the organisers for details of how to access the talks.
Tree rings contribute to new study on drought in Europe. Professor Ulf Büntgen from Cambridge’s Department of Geography, who spoke to CNHS two years ago, is the first author on a paper looking at summer droughts in Europe over the past 2,000 years. They used chemical isotopes in tree rings to reconstruct the changing climate. See https://www.cam.ac.uk/stories/europeandrought for more information.
Help us take nature’s pulse by joining the Big Butterfly Count. The Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we see.
Road verges in the time of Coronavirus: the Plantlife Road Verge Campaign (April 15)
There are reports of a severe viral outbreak in Blue Tits in Germany (April 15)
Professor Jenny Clack, renowned palaeontologist in the Cambridge University Department of Zoology, died on 26 March 2020. The obituary from The Guardian and recollections from her colleagues can be found on the Department of Zoology website.
Gigi Crompton, past Cambridgeshire botanical recorder, died on 12 January 2020. The Guardian published a lengthy obituary.
A South East Cambridgeshire Badger group has been set up (January 31)