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Norfolk Wildlife Trust is delighted to have patronage of His Majesty, The King

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is delighted to have patronage of His Majesty, The King

News - Thursday 09 May, 2024

His Majesty, The King has announced his patronage of Norfolk Wildlife Trust following a review of Royal patronages conducted by the Royal Household after His Majesty's accession to the throne. Norfolk Wildlife Trust had previously been proud to receive patronage from Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 until 2022, the year of her passing. As…
Come and discover Sweet Briar Marshes!

Come and discover Sweet Briar Marshes!

News - Wednesday 08 May, 2024

We're delighted to be opening our new Norwich nature reserve this weekend.  The 90-acre wildlife haven sits by the river Wensum in the northwest of the city and forms a ribbon of green through an urban environment, providing a…
A reserves round-up for spring

A reserves round-up for spring

Blog - Tuesday 30 April, 2024 - by Reserves Officer Robert Morgan

There is a wonderful moment in mid-May when the foliage of the trees is at its fullest…

From our reserves: The return of a long lost stream

From our reserves: The return of a long lost stream

Blog - Tuesday 02 April, 2024 - by Robert Morgan, NWT Reserves Officer

April finds the ‘Dawn’ Chorus in full voice long before sunrise. The ringing…

Cromer goats join NWT!

Cromer goats join NWT!

News - Monday 19 February, 2024

Twelve rare breed goats are settling into their new life with Norfolk Wildlife Trust after…
We've sent a letter to the DEFRA Secretary of State to counter an “ill-advised attack” on Natural England

We've sent a letter to the DEFRA Secretary of State to counter an “ill-advised attack” on Natural England

Wednesday 10 April, 2024

We have today sent a letter to the Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, DEFRA Secretary of State.  The correspondence calls out Norfolk MPs who are labelling Natural England’s recent barbastelle bat guidance ‘arbitrary’ as they ask DEFRA Secretary of State to stop the report from blocking development of the controversial Norwich…


Autumn leaves us wistful

Autumn leaves us wistful

by Robert Morgan

We can feel mixed emotions during nature’s transition from summer to winter says Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Reserves Officer 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…

Saving Beetles

Saving Beetles

by Robert Morgan

Beneath our feet

Beneath our feet

by Robert Morgan


Swifits - a bird on the brink

Swifits - a bird on the brink

Wednesday 22 May, 2024 - by Oscar Lawrence

 A high shrill scream distantly sounds from high in the sky. I scan the endless blue for the source of the noise. Sure enough, against the sun there is a jet-black anchor-shaped bird arcing left and right, spinning and banking, dipping and swooping. It moves jerkily, but unfazed by the strong wind. As it moves a silvery sheen glazes…

The black-crowned king of spring

The black-crowned king of spring

Wednesday 01 May, 2024 - by Oscar Lawrence

Binoculars, telescope and camera at the ready, I strode into the visitor centre and gazed up at the sightings board. A quick scan of the names and one made my heart race - a night heron! I had an idea about where the bird might be, so I…
We’re still hopping with hope for large marsh grasshoppers

We’re still hopping with hope for large marsh grasshoppers

Wednesday 01 May, 2024 - by NWT

We are excited to continue our work alongside Citizen Zoo to bring the rare and beautiful large marsh grasshopper back to Norfolk’s landscape. This year we’re hoping to be able to help the species expand its range to the Norfolk…
Volunteer Spotlight: David North

Volunteer Spotlight: David North

Tuesday 23 April, 2024 - by David North

My career has been in nature conservation including work with Wildlife Trusts, RSPB and National Trust.I am now retired but love spending time outdoors wildlife watching or walking with my Border Collie Hamish. I also enjoy writing about…