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Rare flower thrives again at secret site

Rare flower thrives again at secret site

Article - by Robert Morgan

In late summer volunteers from the Breckland Flora group (BFG), a locally active survey group that maintains records of rare plants, were invited by Norfolk Wildlife Trust to survey Breckland plants. The survey group concentrated on a site that still contains much of the original Brecks habitats, although it is currently out of bounds to…
Autumn leaves us wistful

Autumn leaves us wistful

Article - by Robert Morgan

The smell of rotting vegetation, the heavy still mists and the hues of yellow, rust-red and beige inspires melancholic emotions; even the garden robin adopts a gentle song, heart-breaking in its sweet sadness. But autumn for me is also a…
Small but significant land purchase re-unites SSSI 

Small but significant land purchase re-unites SSSI 

News - Thursday 01 October, 2020

Two of Norfolk’s finest wet grasslands, which sit either side of the river Wensum, are…

In praise of the humble briar

In praise of the humble briar

Blog - Wednesday 30 September, 2020 - by Robert Morgan

The bramble or brier and countless other colloquial names, many of which are now lost to our…

The Wildlife Trusts launch £30 million appeal to kickstart nature’s recovery

The Wildlife Trusts launch £30 million appeal to kickstart nature’s recovery

News - Monday 28 September, 2020

Today The Wildlife Trusts launch 30 by 30, a public appeal to raise £30 million to…
Storm damage leads to closures at many NWT nature reserves

Storm damage leads to closures at many NWT nature reserves

Saturday 26 September, 2020

UPDATE 10/10: All sites have now re-opened. Thanks for your patience!  The strong winds and rain meant many Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserves have been closed, or have reduced access. A yellow weather warning was in place overnight and has caused damage at several of NWT’s nature reserves. Many of its woods have been…


Wild ruins and accidental nature reserves

Wild ruins and accidental nature reserves

by David North

Norfolk is rich in ruins. No two Norfolk ruins of course are the same. Diverse in size, age, location and state of preservation they range from bronze age burial mounds, through iron age forts and Roman town sites to ruined medieval churches and the much more recent remains of First and Second World War defences. There is a romance in many…


Rockpooling at West Runton

Rockpooling at West Runton

Monday 28 September, 2020 - by Isabelle Mudge

West Runton beach has to be one of my favourite places to explore wildlife. It is undoubtedly a very special place; famous not only for its incredible fossils finds (e.g. the West Runton mammoth), it is also a fantastic place to discover what wildlife lives in our seas today. Just 200m off the coast lies the nationally and internationally…

The secret world of fungi

The secret world of fungi

Friday 18 September, 2020 - by Norfolk Wildlife Trust

What do you think of when you hear the word fungi? For some thoughts might turn to mouth-watering mushrooms, carefully foraged from a supermarket shelf. For others it might conjure images of fairy tales, pixies perched proudly on the red and…
White herons: A pleasure to see – a warning to heed

White herons: A pleasure to see – a warning to heed

Thursday 17 September, 2020 - by Robert Morgan

When a new acquaintance discovers that I work in wildlife conservation, it normally solicits the response "that must be a great job!" I have a number of replies depending on the time of year and the task I’m currently…
Norwich Nature Notes – August

Norwich Nature Notes – August

Monday 14 September, 2020 - by Roger and Jenny Jones

Perhaps it is inevitable that these notes should open with a comment on the weather. As July turned into August, it just got hotter and hotter, peaking at somewhere around 34 degrees in Norwich. With little or no rain, gardens became drier…