From time to time the Society undertakes projects either of its own volition or on behalf of others. Collating records and undertaking surveys of sites and species, has resulted in reports contributing to:
Detailed projects have resulted in important books, which are available to purchase (see Publications):
2003 - The Flora of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough by Terry Wells;
2005 - Brampton Wood, A Natural History by the Huntingdonshire Fauna and Flora Society, produced by a group of HFFS members, each contributing to their speciality subject;
Reports contributing to:
2016 the Brampton Parish Biodiversity Project
Between 2014 and 2015 members helped survey a number of individual ‘hot spots’ in Brampton Parish. Individual reports can be viewed on the National Biodiversity Network web site. See in particular reports for - Brampton Park Golf Club; St Mary Magdalene Churchyard and River Lane Pits.
Location of all the biological ‘hot spots’ in Brampton Parish, Huntingdonshire District
2018 - Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz - Nature Reserves Are Not Enough!
In July 2018 Chris and his team of experts visited 50 wildlife sites around the UK to highlight the extent to which the nation’s wildlife is under threat. These included a ‘Nature friendly Farm’, near Papworth Everard when two members (HHFS and Wildlife Trust Hunts. Local Group) helped survey the plants on the farm.
2019 - At the request of members of Great Gidding Parish Council, in June we surveyed Jubilee Wood. Just over a hectare of new woodland (planted in 2002) this was established on waste ground. The wood is owned by the Parish Council which, with the guidance of the Forestry Commission, planted a mix of indigenous trees such as oak and ash to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002.
2019 Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Currently the Society is collating the results of previous surveys of Hinchingbrooke Country Park from 2003. In August 2019 we carried out a resurvey of some elements of these surveys to update the information on the park. This will help with management decisions in the future.
Current and recently completed Projects are:
2019 - The Orchids of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough by Barry Dickerson, Lynne Farrell, Roger & Sarah Orbell and Peter Walker.
2019 – 2020 The Lepidoptera Project, Barry Dickerson.