Is NWT Upton Broad and Marshes or NWT Thorpe Marshes your local patch?
We are asking people to help us record the wildlife found on these two wonderful reserves. Our WildWalks project is a great excuse to get out for a walk, while helping wildlife in the Broads National Park at the same time. Time spent walking in nature makes you feel good. Taking a walk is also an opportunity to help conservation efforts, by keeping a record of what you see on the way and adding your records to those of other visitors to create a fuller picture of the wildlife found in an area.
This project is part of a wider Broads Landscape Partnership project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the Broads Authority. We are focusing on two of our nature reserves in the Broads National Park. Upton Broad and Marshes
in the Bure and Thurne Living Landscape, close to the village of Upton, which is an important site for Norfolk hawkers, marsh harriers and barn owls. Thorpe Marshes
, on the edge of Norwich at Thorpe St. Andrew, is home to water voles, otters and orange-tip butterflies. We would love you to share your wildlife sightings with us, whether you see a seven-spot ladybird or a bittern, a daisy or a Chinese water deer, every record helps us to build a picture of what is found on these two fantastic sites.
You can see our 2022 WildWalks below, or download a PDF here
Top 20 Wildlife Spotter
As part of the WildWalks project we are asking people walking at Upton Broad and Marshes and Thorpe Marshes to submit records of wildlife found. From April 2021 to March 2022 (Government guidelines allowing) we are asking people to document 20 key species (although do send other sightings if you would like). Explore the list below and keep your eyes peeled on your Wild Walk!
Please email [email protected]
. To make it a wildlife record we need to know your name
you saw, when
you saw it, and where
We want to take good care of your information
We will keep your details secure at all times. We will use your details to process and respond to your submission of information.