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In 2015 a fresh sign was erected by the gate of the Old Burial Ground in Church Lane made of pottery, to indicate the wildflower garden run by members of HCS.

Group studying plants in sluice at Claytons Bridge, Adventurers main drain

Jonathon Grahame, fenland botanist, points out a particular plant at Galls Drain.

In July 2016 HCS were proud to host a Ditch Biodiversity Workshop in conjunction with Haddenham Drainage Commissioners, and funded by Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership. This was so successful that and second day was quickly arranged because so many members and others from a wide area applied to attend. The aim was to study the rare plantlife in the Adventurers and Galls Main Drain system which is a County Wildlife Site. Cliff Carson, Environmental Officer to Middle Level Commissioners, Michael Church of Haddenham Drainage Commissioners and Jonathon Grahame a well known fenland botanist all made presentations and then attendees visited the two drains and examples of the rare plants were inspected. It was a unique event and appreciated by all who attended

Display of set of Happy Family wildlife cards. Copies were also given to Ely Museum and Welney Wildfowl Trust centre.