Join us to celebrate International Rivers Day on 27th September by visiting your local river. Take a stroll along the Little Ouse and enjoy the tranquility. Look out for the last remaining dragonflies hawking up and down the channel for insects, take in the autumnal colours and listen out for the characteristic plop of a Water Vole - if you stand quietly on one of the bridges you may be rewarded with a glimpse of one feeding.
Updated: Aug 25
Help us to support our fabulous fens, wonderful woodlands, glorious grasslands and splendid heathlands by sponsoring an acre today. LOHP manages about 200 acres across the Little Ouse valley, each acre costs about £120 a year to look after, which requires a regular income to do this (in addition to membership and project grants).
Can you give regular help? Anyone can get involved (even if you are not a member of LOHP), £120 a year is only £10 a month per acre to help us maintain and protect these important habitats and their wildlife for future generations to enjoy.
Sponsor an Acre (you can sponsor more than one acre if you would like to)
Or become an LOHP member or join us as a volunteer
Flowers on New Fen
Updated: May 21
It seems to be a constant stream of wind and rain at the moment, with the odd sunny day thrown in for good measure. The wind has brought down quite a few trees across LOHP sites which volunteers have had to clear up to keep paths open. On New Fen several ash trees came over which had ash dieback (see image). All this water is great news for the wetlands but unfortunately the constant rainfall has also increased river levels leading to flooding to some of our sites, the water from the river brings with it lots of silt and nutrients which can be detrimental to the species rich fens.