Our new WildWalks project is a great excuse to get out and take a walk at two of our beautiful nature reserves, 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 at the reserve.
It 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 Valley Living Landscape, close to the village of Upton, is an important site for Norfolk hawkers and birds including marsh harriers, barn owls and common cranes. Thorpe Marshes
, on the edge of Norwich at Thorpe St Andrew, is home to water voles, otters and orange-tip butterflies. But we are just as interested in your sightings of common wildlife, including plants.
It’s simple to get involved. Visit Upton Broad or Thorpe Marshes, then email us your sightings when you get back home. Whether it’s a single sighting or a longer species list every record counts. They help us build a picture of the wildlife that lives on the reserves and whether species are increasing or decreasing in numbers.