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North Norfolk’s famous Bagot goats head south for their latest job

North Norfolk’s famous Bagot goats head south for their latest job

News - Monday 18 February, 2019

Some of the famous North Norfolk Bagot goats have headed south to continue their valuable conservation and habitat-management work. The 15 billies have been sent on a long-term loan to heathland near Thetford, on land looked after by Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The loan follows the sale of a group of billies to Suffolk Wildlife Trust last…
Nature’s Valentines

Nature’s Valentines

Article - by Ben Garrod

The truth behind love in the animal kingdom With spring just around the corner changes in temperature, day length and even rainfall all work together to stimulate the small pituitary gland embedded deep in the brain which, in turn…
Six months with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Six months with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Blog - Tuesday 12 February, 2019 - by Steve Cox

I have been in the unusual and lucky position of being paid by my employer to volunteer for…

Wilder Norfolk, Wilder Future

Wilder Norfolk, Wilder Future

Article - by David North

If you are lucky enough to live in Norfolk then ‘wildness’ is really never that…

Hedgehogs in the winter garden

Hedgehogs in the winter garden

Blog - Tuesday 05 February, 2019 - by Helen Baczkowska

Gardeners often love hedgehogs, because they can help keep garden pests under control and of…

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World Wetlands Day – free entry at Cley!

World Wetlands Day – free entry at Cley!

Wednesday 30 January, 2019

We are opening our Cley and Salthouse Marshes nature reserve free of charge on Saturday 2 February in honour of World Wetlands Day and the nature reserve’s international significance. Celebrated every year on 2 February - the date of the signing of the “Convention on Wetlands”, known as the Ramsar Convention, on 2…


Wildlife in Common - Bullfinch

Wildlife in Common - Bullfinch

by Barry Madden

Bullfinches are stunningly beautiful, one of our most striking and colourful birds but despite their wide distribution in Norfolk are not well-known.  A close encounter with this bird can be memorable.  I can still remember stumbling downstairs into the kitchen one early morning some thirty years ago. I was greeted by the view of…


World Wetlands Day 2019

World Wetlands Day 2019

Thursday 31 January, 2019 - by David North

A day to celebrate Norfolk's precious wetlands Ponds, pingos, marshes, meres, ditches, dykes, saltings, saline lagoons, fens, broads, rivers, chalk streams, winding muddy creeks, silver-headed reedbeds that sigh in the winter winds: Norfolk has them all and what they share in common is water and wonderful wildlife. This is a watery…

The 250 Club

The 250 Club

Monday 31 December, 2018 - by Dick Wingate

As the volunteer promoter of the 250 Club small lottery, it is always a real pleasure to receive new applications to join the Club. Now is the ideal time to join and be entered into both our 2019 Draws in February and July – the next…
Raptor Roost experience at Hickling Broad

Raptor Roost experience at Hickling Broad

Friday 28 December, 2018 - by Rachel Frain & Jo Wright (guest author)

It’s been a wonderful season so far at NWT Hickling Broad. Lots of people have come to experience our Raptor Roost, one of winter’s great spectacles.   Jo Wright visited the reserve with her niece, she had such an…
How to help a hedgehog

How to help a hedgehog

Tuesday 18 December, 2018 - by Helen Baczkowska

Hedgehogs should spend much of the winter snoring away in a nest of leaves a dry grass, however, even at the time of year they can need our help especially if you find an autumn baby too small to hibernate. Hedgehogs born in the autumn are…