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The Creative Commons

The Creative Commons

Article - by Annabel Hill

How many of us today would know where our nearest common is, or which birds, mammals, invertebrates or reptiles can be found there and when? Commons historically were found in every parish and were considered places open to the local community. Places of worth and highly valued. Over many generations, some commons have not only lost their…
Longstanding volunteer wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Stars of Norfolk

Longstanding volunteer wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Stars of Norfolk

News - Thursday 06 December, 2018

Longstanding volunteer, Barry Watkins and his wife Claire (postumously) have won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards last night, in recognition of an astonishing 40 years of volunteering. The Awards…
The pride of Pigneys

The pride of Pigneys

Blog - Tuesday 04 December, 2018 - by Mark Webster

When you work in practical conservation, it's not often that you get to put your glad…

New report shows nature-friendly farmers boost recovery

New report shows nature-friendly farmers boost recovery

News - Monday 03 December, 2018

A group of more than 40 cereal farmers are proving that it is possible to…

How nature has reclaimed wartime sites

How nature has reclaimed wartime sites

Article - by Nick Acheson

During the Second World War Norfolk was a focus of military activity, largely for two…

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Pigneys Wood volunteers win prestigious countryside award

Pigneys Wood volunteers win prestigious countryside award

Wednesday 28 November, 2018

A group of volunteers working at the Trust's newest nature reserve, Pigneys Wood, has won the prestigious CPRE Norfolk Thriving Countryside Award for 2018.  The award, which was presented to the group by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) at a ceremony at Norwich Catherdral on 19 November, recognises the volunteers'…


Wildlife in Common - barn owl

Wildlife in Common - barn owl

by Barry Madden

I remember my first encounter with a barn owl very well. My friend and I were trespassing as usual, having great fun climbing trees. Whilst clambering up one gnarled ash, levering myself up by putting my hand into a natural hole in the trunk, I nearly fell to my doom: a frantic scrape of claws, a blur of dazzling white, the feeling of…


Funding the day job

Funding the day job

Tuesday 20 November, 2018 - by Ginny Seppings

Recently I had the pleasure of joining one of our business work parties at Hickling Broad. En route to the work site we crossed vast areas of reed bed and its channels on foot and by boat. Enjoying the view, a member of the group noted how lucky we were to experience this landscape in its “natural state”. Anyone would be…

In praise of ivy

In praise of ivy

Tuesday 06 November, 2018 - by Chris Durdin

The normal circuit through NWT Thorpe Marshes and along the bank of the River Yare passes an area thick with ivy on a woodland edge close to the river. Nicknamed rather unimaginatively as ‘Ivy Corner’, it’s a regular place…
New wildlife information signs

New wildlife information signs

Tuesday 23 October, 2018 - by Steve Cox

11 new information boards have been placed in the Barton Broad and Catfield Fen area, telling visitors about the plants and wildlife. The signs have been installed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust at staithes, car parks, moorings and walkways. NWT…
NWT's Visitor Centres

NWT's Visitor Centres

Tuesday 25 September, 2018 - by Steve Cox

Think of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s assets and wonderful beaches, broads, heaths, woodland and marshes come to mind. There’s something else, however, that I have come to appreciate in the last few weeks. I have visited all five…