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Dry Drayton Natural History and Nature Notes


We welcome your contributions as we build a collection of monthly nature notes for Dry Drayton. You can find here information about wildlife in the parish and regular and more unusual sightings of Parish flora and fauna. Please send us your sightings and comments to add to these pages or send your wildlife queries to us.


"The Parish is in no way out of the ordinary as regards its natural history. There are no rareities here, no expanse of unusual habitat. But this is precisely what makes it so special to all of us. Many nature reserves have been created in Cambridgeshire and wonderful and important though they are, they are an unfortunate necessity in our man made world, set up to conserve our diminishing wildlife. No such conventional reserves exist here in Dry Drayton. It is but a small community in the wider countryside that should still be a home for plants, animals and birds, as it was in Walker's time. But it is exactly this "wider countryside" that is most under threat now from development, unsympathetic land management that does not have wildlife at its heart and the insidious, but now all too obvious, threats of climate change." Val Perrin, Gallows Piece to Bee Garden, 2000.


Dry Drayton Nature Notes for: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


Species Lists for Dry Drayton: Flowering plants and ferns | Fungi | Insects and spiders | Amphibians and reptiles | Birds | Mammals


Nature Notes on: The Dry Drayton Environment and Change | Flora | Insects and spiders | Amphibians and reptiles | Birds | Mammals

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To Satisfy Your Wildlife Interests

If natural history is starting to interest you, there is plenty going on near to Dry Drayton. Why not join one of the local or national conservation organisations active in this part of Cambridgeshire.