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Beyton Environmental Group (BEG)

Beyton Environmental Group was formed some 25 years ago.  Its aims are to maintain and enhance local habitats for the benefit of Beyton’s flora and fauna.

We have three sites that we have managed for a number of years: Oak Tree Pond in Quaker Lane has a number of different habitats; hedgerow, rough meadow, nettles, brambles, grass heaps, and of course, Oak trees and a Pond!  

Beyton Churchyard is a County Wildlife Site because of the number and variety of grasses and wild flowers.  We manage part of it to maintain this bio-diversity. 

We also have an exciting new project in the Old Orchard at Beyton School in close collaboration with the school.  

We meet once a month on a Saturday or Sunday morning throughout the year.  Autumn and Winter are our busier times: in Spring and Summer, we try not to disturb things too much. 

We also have outings from time to time.  Recent years have seen us on the Devil's Ditch near Newmarket learning about its ancient habitat from Professor Grubb and being shown around Lakenheath Fen by one of its learned guides.  Our trips out tend to involve a pub - so we know how to enjoy ourselves too!

Could we persuade you to join us?  There is always an opportunity to learn about our wonderfully rich and varied environment and your contribution will be welcome regardless of your level of knowledge and practical capabilities.