Finding Out About… Mute Swans

Friends volunteer, popular guide and bird expert Trevor Gunton introduces his next in a series of informative articles. Image by Peter Hagger Local birdwatchers do not seem to take much interest in our mainly resident swans, almost as if they are not real wild birds. They are ever present on most pits throughout the year,… Read More

Finding Out About… Red Kites

Image: Michael Brace, CC BY 2.0 A Red Kite wheels over our back garden.  So, what is unusual about that I hear you say?  Let me tell you a story, which I will call “The Kite’s Tale”. During the Middle Ages the Red Kite was valued in the City of London, as it fed on human… Read More

Finding Out About… Cormorants

Friends volunteer, popular guide and bird expert Trevor Gunton introduces the first in a series of informative articles written during lockdown and shared originally with our volunteers. Image: Sunny, CC BY 2.0 There be Pelicans breeding at Paxton Pits! Yes, its true, Cormorants are members of the Pelican family, Latin name Phalacrocorax. Two sub-species breed… Read More

Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve wins Community Award

We are absolutely delighted that Little Paxton Parish Council have awarded the Friends of Paxton Pits a Community Civic Award for our work giving back to the community of Little Paxton. Presented to Mike Thomas and Trevor Gunton at the very successful Autumn Flower and Vegetable Show on 12 September, we are very proud to… Read More

Covid-19 – Thoughts from your Treasurer

Image by Peter Hagger David Butterworth, the Treasurer of the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, outlines some of the financial difficulties the Friends face thanks to the Covid-19 crisis – and shares his thanks to all of our supporters. It will come as no surprise to learn that the pandemic has had a huge… Read More