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Identifying diving ducks

Identifying diving ducks

Blog - Monday 11 January, 2021 - by The Wildlife Trusts

What are diving ducks? Ducks can be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. 'Diving duck' is a loose term that covers a wide range of ducks who feed mainly by diving under the water, whether it's to chase fish, scoop up insects or graze on tasty aquatic plants. Some diving ducks prefer freshwater and are often found…
Very bad news for bees warns Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Very bad news for bees warns Norfolk Wildlife Trust

News - Monday 11 January, 2021

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is alarmed to learn the Government has agreed the use of a highly damaging pesticide - neonicotinoid thiamethoxam - for the treatment of sugar beet seed in response to beet yellows virus.  Neonicotinoids are…
Winter: Stare upon her beauty and dream

Winter: Stare upon her beauty and dream

Article - by Robert Morgan

I love the beauty of new fallen snow, but I have long since given up dreaming of a white…

Global Issues, Norfolk Solution: the problem with plastic

Global Issues, Norfolk Solution: the problem with plastic

Article - by David North

Plastic is both versatile and very useful, but current projections suggest by 2050 there…

Winter wildlife spectacle

Winter wildlife spectacle

Article - by Robert Morgan

Whether a seasoned twitcher, enthusiastic amateur or someone who just wants to feel the…
Closed until further notice

Closed until further notice

Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Update: 8 January 2021 All NWT car parks and reserves currently remain open, except Ranworth Broad car park which is clsoed as normal for this time of the year. We will keep it under review to ensure facilities do not get overwhelmed. 23 December 2020 In light of new tier 4 covid-19 restrictions, our visitor centres and hides are…


Has winter lost its bite? 

Has winter lost its bite? 

by Robert Morgan

With the exception of the occasional cold-snap it is fair to say that we don’t really experience a true winter in Norfolk any longer, although it may not feel like it when a north-east wind drives in off the North Sea. But what are the consequences of our increasingly tame winters?  One would think that our wildlife thrives in…

Jewels from the North

Jewels from the North

by Robert Morgan

Winter Marsh

Winter Marsh

by Nick Acheson

The humble hedgerow

The humble hedgerow

by David North


Remembering Richard Waddingham – farmer and pond conservationist

Remembering Richard Waddingham – farmer and pond conservationist

Thursday 17 December, 2020 - by Helen Baczkowska

When I started working at NWT, way back in 1999, one of the first County Wildlife Site owners I met was Richard Waddingham. We spent a sunny afternoon walking the ponds and woods on his North Norfolk farm and looking at meadow filled with wildflowers. At one point, we stood back from a hornet’s nest in a veteran oak tree &ndash…

Wild verges

Wild verges

Tuesday 08 December, 2020 - by Sam Brown

Thousands of miles of road verge exists in Norfolk with the potential to support an abundance of flowering species, act as fantastic pollinator corridors as well as being wonderful to look at as we travel through the landscape. Only the most…
Thwaite Common bird box project

Thwaite Common bird box project

Monday 30 November, 2020 - by John Snape

In many ways our children are having a raw deal in the modern world and I am particularly concerned about their alienation from the all important world of nature. Three years ago I decided to make a small difference by forming the Children…
Jewels of the autumn

Jewels of the autumn

Friday 20 November, 2020 - by Ian Senior

Earlham Cemetery is a County Wildlife Site close to the centre of Norwich that is rich in wildlife, and NWT has worked with local residents and Norwich City Council to develop a management plan for the site. Ian Senior, from the Friends of…