Category Archives: Wildlife

The pond’s flora and fauna

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

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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

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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

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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

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Pond life

It was a lovely Spring evening tonight, Friday 31 March, perfect for Frog Foraying. Of course, the frogs didn’t appreciate that so didn’t turn up, and nor did the toads. But Chris and his three companions exploring the pond by … Continue reading

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Sunday meander

The violets are out today down by the pond, there’s a small patch of snowdrops just coming to an end, and the moles have been pretty busy. The recent rain has added some water to the pond, albeit it’s still … Continue reading

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Dates for your diary

Some dates for your diary: Friday, 31 March for our annual evening Frog Foray at the pond; Sunday, 11 June in the Church Barn, our Summer Splash Out and Friends’ AGM; and Sunday, 16 July in the afternoon for our … Continue reading

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New wildlife at the pond

There’s a new brood of baby moorhens now paddling round the pond – the second brood this year. And if you pop along to see them, you might also spot members of a new species recently introduced to the area … Continue reading

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A visit from the Brownies

The 10th Bedford (Christ Church) Brownies visited the village pond on Tuesday evening (19 July) for some pond dipping, led by our Chris Jones, as part of their activities leading to the award of the Wildlife Explorer badge. They discovered … Continue reading

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Biddenham Conservation Area review

We have now submitted to Bedford Borough Council the Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond’s response to the Biddenham Conservation Area Consultation PaperĀ supporting the proposals for three extensions to the Area, in particular extension 2 to include the village pond … Continue reading

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