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Floating digger provides next stage of fen restoration

Floating digger provides next stage of fen restoration

News - Monday 13 August, 2018

A 14-ton excavator has been ‘floating’ on a Norfolk fen this month to create a network of ponds, which will benefit the rare fen orchid among other nationally rare wildlife. Norfolk Wildlife Trust is restoring Catfield Great and Little Fens close to Barton Broad. The very wet conditions and peat substrate means great care and…
Entranced by orchids

Entranced by orchids

Blog - Tuesday 07 August, 2018 - by David North

Strange, rare and beautiful, I have been captivated by Norfolk’s orchids this summer. If you are ‘into orchids’ then you will understand my fascination and of course the bonus is that searching out orchids takes you to some…
Sand Drawing Extravaganza!

Sand Drawing Extravaganza!

News - Monday 06 August, 2018

Norfolk Wildlife Trust was on Cromer beach at the weekend creating sand drawings around a…

British White calves in the NWT grazing herd

British White calves in the NWT grazing herd

Article - by Dave Tallentire

One of the great joys of working on nature reserves is being able to witness the seasonal…

The Emperor’s Return

The Emperor’s Return

Article - by Robert Morgan

Those of us in Norfolk, even with a passing interest in the natural world, are aware of the…

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Songs, Scales and studies at Cley this summer

Songs, Scales and studies at Cley this summer

Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Don’t miss Cley Calling Summer Spirit next week - Thursday 2nd till Sunday 5th August – with unusual ways to discover and explore the wildlife of the north Norfolk coast. We’ll be turning one of the bird hides at Cley into a giant pinhole camera and creating our own more portable pinhole cameras to capture photographs of…


Samphire, sea breezes, skylarks and saltmarsh

Samphire, sea breezes, skylarks and saltmarsh

by David North

On a hot summer’s day there is nowhere better to head than the coast. I love wild places and the Norfolk is fortunately blessed with a very long coast to explore. From shingle spits like Blakeney Point, to sandy beaches such as Holkham, Brancaster and Holme Dunes; from soft crumbly cliffs of sand, clays and flints at places like…


Oasis in the drought: Thorpe Marshes in July

Oasis in the drought: Thorpe Marshes in July

Monday 23 July, 2018 - by Chris Durdin

A little egret flies away over the tree tops; a green sandpiper calls and circles around us; a distant grasshopper warbler reels; a heron stands on the edge of the gravel pit we call St Andrews Broad. Nice sightings, though none are great surprises on our July evening guided walk at NWT Thorpe Marshes. What they have in common is that they…

Volunteers Get Together at Weeting Heath

Volunteers Get Together at Weeting Heath

Friday 20 July, 2018 - by Steve Cox

Norfolk Wildlife Trust volunteers enjoyed a visit to Weeting Heath, a fish and chip supper and heart-felt praise at a special get-together. A coach took 66 people – who give their time freely in visitors’ centres, on reserves and…
Eye of the Shoal

Eye of the Shoal

Tuesday 03 July, 2018 - by Nick Morritt

Book review: Eye of the Shoal by Helen Scales Helen Scales’ first book Spirals in Time took us on a journey of discovery in the blue planet and introduced us to the endlessly rich and fascinating world of seashells. With the…
Norfolk hawkers at Thorpe Marshes

Norfolk hawkers at Thorpe Marshes

Tuesday 26 June, 2018 - by Chris Durdin

Naturalists who know the Broads all know that there are two large and distinctive insects that are special to the area. Swallowtail butterflies and Norfolk hawker dragonflies are the two species I have in mind. Both can be seen at several…