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Norwich Nature Notes – July

Norwich Nature Notes – July

Blog - Tuesday 04 August, 2020 - by Roger and Jenny Jones

Coming in where we left off in Nature Notes 3, with the partial lifting of lockdown, we were free to spread our wings somewhat and go beyond our immediate surroundings. It’s funny though that you become somewhat attached to the walks enjoyed so frequently over so many weeks. One of our regular walks was (and still is) along the River…
Global issues, Norfolk solutions: Planet Ocean

Global issues, Norfolk solutions: Planet Ocean

Article - by David North

Ocean covers 70% of our planet’s surface. To call this planet Earth, not planet Ocean is surely just the blinkered viewpoint of a land-dwelling mammal, says David North. Though nearly all of us, at some point, will have been taught…
Illegal bike course removed from SSSI

Illegal bike course removed from SSSI

News - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has this morning removed a bike course that was illegally constructed…

Summer in the meadows

Summer in the meadows

Blog - Tuesday 28 July, 2020 - by Helen Baczkowska

Like many NWT staff, I am still working from home. As I write this, looking out of my window…

Love Nature this Norfolk Day

Love Nature this Norfolk Day

Article - by Robert Morgan

Norfolk is beloved by many visitors, for its big skies, beautiful clean beaches, wealth of…
Coronavirus update: Norfolk Wildlife Trust opens Cley Marshes visitor centre

Coronavirus update: Norfolk Wildlife Trust opens Cley Marshes visitor centre

Wednesday 15 July, 2020

A ‘brew, a loo and a view’ as Norfolk Wildlife Trust reopens the visitor centre at its flagship nature reserve, Cley and Salthouse Marshes. It has been nearly four months since NWT closed its five centres and bird watching hides around the county to help fight the spread of coronavirus in Norfolk. While all hides remain closed …


Norfolk schools get a taste of rare parsnips

Norfolk schools get a taste of rare parsnips

by Robert Morgan

For a tall robust plant the greater water-parsnip Sium latifolium is an increasingly rare and threatened species.  Its scarcity has led it to becoming a priority species for conservation and it is part of the UK biodiversity action plan. An umbellifer flower, it looks similar to the more familiar verge-side cow parsley. One of its…


Search for the emperor

Search for the emperor

Tuesday 07 July, 2020 - by Barry Madden

Ancient woodland is a rare commodity in this 21st Century world. Even then, its existence is more likely due to circumstantial accident rather than conscious design. We are then rather fortunate, here in Norfolk, to still be able to enjoy some impressive areas of such interesting and captivating habitat. Even though most of these fragments…

Corncrake at Thorpe Marshes

Corncrake at Thorpe Marshes

Monday 29 June, 2020 - by Chris Durdin

I don’t get many texts, especially late in the evening, so when I heard a ‘ping’ I looked immediately. It was from Stuart White, neighbour across the road, and a keen birdwatcher. “CORNCRAKE Thorpe Marshes in nettle…
Norwich Nature Notes – June

Norwich Nature Notes – June

Tuesday 23 June, 2020 - by Roger and Jenny Jones and Jon Shutes

After the rush of spring the last few weeks have seemed much quieter. The nuthatches have gone from our garden presumably as they nest and raise their young. Hopefully their frequent forays to our bird feeders will recommence when the young…
Blyth's reed warbler

Blyth's reed warbler

Friday 12 June, 2020 - by NWT

All a flutterA rare guest has made a bit of a stir this spring at NWT Pigneys Wood. A Blyth's Reed Warbler has been showing well and singing.  Mike Dawson, from our Investor in Wildlife, Swallowtail Print managed to capture the…