Volunteering and Event Update

Hinderclay Fen Sculpture

Following the Government's Coronavirus guidelines about social distancing, all of our events, activities and volunteer work parties are postponed for March and April to keep people safe and adhere to the advice. We will monitor the situation as things develop and hope to be up and running as soon as possible. Keep safe out there.

Release date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Wonderful Wetland Winter Walk

On the 29th December 2019 we held our annual winter walk around the fens. Luckily the flood waters of the previous week had receded enough that we could get around the sites and enjoy the walk. Over 50 people and a few dogs joined us for a very informative and interesting walk around the fens, visiting New Fen and Reeves Meadows. After the walk people returned back to the recently refurbished Thelnetham Village Hall, where LOHP and Thelnetham Parish Council's volunteers had been hard at work only days before removing mud from the car park and cleaning chairs in readiness for our arrival - where we were greeted with tea, coffee and hot soup - well deserved after a morning's stroll.

Release date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020

AGM a Great Success

Water Vole © Arthur Rivett

This years 18th Annual General Meeting was a great success with over 100 people attending. With an update of the past year from our Conservation Manager Ellie Beach and an interesting talk about Water Voles from Darren Tansley, Essex Widllife Trust. To read more visit our Conservation Manager's page.

Release date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Wildflowers make a come back at New Fen

Wildflowers on New Fen

A wonderful display of wildflowers can be seen on New Fen this year as the fen plants start to make a come back. New Fen had lost its fen habitat as it became colonised by trees, last year we set about removing them with many a volunteer task spent clearing vegatation. Once the trees were gone a sea of nettles and thistles devloped but with careful management these are now making way for some of the once lost fen plants. This is only the begining we have a long way to go to match Thelnetham Fen next door, but we are well on our way. Next step will be to cut the fen vegetation once it has stopped flowering, this is a big job if you want to come along and lend a hand please get in touch with our Conservation Manager Ellie Beach ellie.beach [at] 

Release date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019


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