Category Archives: Wildlife

The pond’s flora and fauna

Mixed blessings

Down at the pond the moorhens have once again produced a family, though too shy as ever to pose for photographs. Sheila Sherwood has kindly repainted the pond fish sign which is now proudly back in place. Her late husband … Continue reading

Posted in Photos, Update, Wildlife | Tagged | Leave a comment

The generally now misnamed Frog Foray!

If you’re free on Friday, 3 April at 9.00 pm what better thing to do than popping down to the pond for the first great Frog Foray of the new decade, led by Chris Jones, our very own wildlife expert. … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Frog foray, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on The generally now misnamed Frog Foray!

Spring cleaning

Will and Tom have made a start with a great job trimming the hedge back to open up the path by the field, and some neat strimming, thank you to both of them. And there’s a chance for you to … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photos, Wildlife | Tagged , | Comments Off on Spring cleaning

The pond in July

One of our objectives is to provide an area available to educational and other organisations and to individuals for encouraging the study and preservation of the environment, particularly amongst the younger members of the community. We were very pleased therefore … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photos, Update, Wildlife | Tagged , | Comments Off on The pond in July

Summer Splash Out and AGM 2018

A sunny day on Sunday, 10 June greeted both our Summer Splash Out and Friends AGM and also the Red Cross Open Garden Day in Biddenham.  Friends were able to attend and enjoy both events and we appreciate the support … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Summer event, The Friends, Wildlife | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Summer Splash Out and AGM 2018

On the up

At last the water in the pond is approaching a more respectable level: and the ducks are enjoying it:  

Posted in People, Update, Wildlife | Tagged , | Comments Off on On the up

Your village needs you!

Developers are planning a massive 300 house development on a large area of agricultural land off Gold Lane, completely surrounding Duck End Lane. What is more, they aim to push ahead for outline planning permission very soon and before approval … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Heritage, The Friends, Update, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Your village needs you!

Biddenham Show 2017

This American signal crayfish was the subject of much interest on our stall in the Village Hall at the Biddenham Show yesterday. Fear not! Chris didn’t encounter it in our village pond but brought it from Ickwell. As other species … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Photos, The Friends, Wildlife | Tagged , | Comments Off on Biddenham Show 2017

Pond life

There’s a new brood of five little moorhen chicks down at the pond. They scurry away quickly as soon as they spot you, as you can see in the photo of them hurrying to the safety of the reeds. We’re … Continue reading

Posted in Photos, Update, Wildlife | Tagged , | Comments Off on Pond life

Bedford Local Plan 2035

Bedford Borough Council is preparing a local plan that will set out how much growth there should be in the borough in coming years (housing, jobs and associated infrastructure) and where it should take place. Current planning policy documents look … Continue reading

Posted in The Friends, Update, Wildlife | Tagged , | Comments Off on Bedford Local Plan 2035