Nature in Cambridge

by Jocelyne Sze

It was a cold and windy Sunday morning, with a forecast of snowfall. That would be usually be enough to deter most from stepping out of their warm and comfortable rooms, but not for 13 intrepid Nature lovers! Despite the snow blowing in our faces, we happily set off on our society's very first walk from The Anchor to Grantchester Orchard.


Along the scenic river Cam, we spotted many well-known garden visitors such as the European robins (Erithacus rubecula), Blackbirds (Turdus merula), Redwings (Turdus iliacus), Greenfinches (Carduelis chloris), and Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis). Other feathered friends spotted include the ubiquitous Mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos), a Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), a Grey heron (Ardea cinerea), a Cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis) and even a flock of migrating Fieldfares (Turdus pilaris)! Pretty neat for such a short walk! With the official setting up of the CU Nature Society, students in the University now have a platform to share their passion and interest for Nature and biodiversity and enjoy the company of like-minded friends.


Our activities will include more Nature walks (on Sundays, for the NatScis!), talks/debates/discussions on biodiversity and conservation issues, documentary screenings and more! If you're keen, do join us by filling up this form here: If you have any questions, email Jocelyne at

Photo Credits: Jocelyne Sze