Wildlife

For 92 years Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been working to protect Norfolk’s wildlife for the future. Norfolk is home to stunning wildlife, which includes many nationally rare and endangered species.

Historic reintroduction reverses extinction of England’s rarest frog

27 Jul, 2021
The northern pool frog, England’s rarest amphibian, has been successfully reintroduced to...

More than £600k raised to expand Brecks nature reserve

15 Jun, 2021
Norfolk Wildlife Trust has reached its fundraising target to expand one of the Brecks’ most...

Go wild for beetles this summer

07 Jun, 2021
Have you seen a two-spot bishy barnabee, a scorpion impersonator or a male beetle with swollen...

Unique purple sea sponge named by local child after a decade spent nameless

14 Apr, 2021
A mysterious type of purple sponge was discovered 10 years ago during a survey funded by The...

Almost £8 million raised for The Wildlife Trusts’ nature recovery plans

07 Apr, 2021
The Wildlife Trusts have raised almost £8 million just six months after launching their 30...

Make a date with nature this spring

01 Mar, 2021
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is asking people to share their first sightings of three species...

All creatures great and small

15 Feb, 2021
As part of the 95th anniversary year Norfolk Wildlife Trust is surveying the Bishop’s House...

UK Crane population hits record high

02 Feb, 2021
Crane numbers have hit record levels after becoming extinct in the UK nearly 400 years ago...

Very bad news for bees warns Norfolk Wildlife Trust

11 Jan, 2021
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is alarmed to learn the Government has agreed the use of a highly damaging...

Killer shrimp discovered in Trinity Broads

09 Dec, 2020
The non-native killer shrimp, which arrived in the UK from Europe in 2010, has been confirmed in...
1 Page 1 of 13  / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ...

Nearer than you think: Glow-worm, lantern of the heath

by Robert Morgan
Many fascinating creatures are familiar by name but rarely seen by the majority of...

Nearer than you think: Swift sightings at Thorpe Marshes

by Robert Morgan
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer, Robert Morgan, shares some incredible facts about...

Nearer than you think: Upton Fen, land of dragons

by Robert Morgan
Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer, Robert Morgan, celebrates the impressive dragonfly...

Nature is nearer than you think - Swallowtails at Hickling

by Robert Morgan
There's plenty to discover including Norfolk's jewel in the crown, says Norfolk...

Nature is nearer than you think

by Robert Morgan
It is with envious eyes that naturalists elsewhere in the country gaze across to ...

Here be dragons

by Helen Baczkowska
After the February snows, spring in the Claylands is suddenly everywhere, from the white...

There are plenty of houses, so where are the martins?

by Robert Morgan
My house bares scars. And like most scars they itch and irritate, they also mark trauma...

Help hedgehogs this spring

by Helen Baczkowska
Hedgehogs are Britain’s most easily identified mammal: the only one with a thick coat of...

Take the Lead

by Nick Acheson
After a grey, hard winter we all need spring as never before. But, as we swarm across the...

World Sparrow Day – The disappearance of a once familiar bird

by Robert Morgan
There is a day of celebration for most things now, and 20 March marks World Sparrow Day. I for...
1 Page 1 of 8  / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ...

Moth and butterfly survival strategies

by The Wildlife Trusts on 23 Sep, 2021
When did you last see a caterpillar? They're often cryptic creatures, with patterns that...

Celebrating bees with our supporters, Lisa Angel

by Susannah Armstrong & Lisa Angel on 09 Sep, 2021
We celebrated World Honey Bee Day on August 21, an occasion which our Silver Investors in...

Recognising birds of prey

by The Wildlife Trusts on 12 Aug, 2021
Few birds inspire awe as often as birds of prey - those athletic aerial predators that rule the...

Day Flying Moths

by Robert Morgan on 17 Jul, 2021
It's not just butterflies that can bring joy as they flutter among the flowers - try...

Swift Awareness Week

by Sarah Gibson on 01 Jul, 2021
As Swift Awareness Week (3rd - 11th July 2021) approaches, Shropshire Wildlife Trust's swift...

A 30 Days Wild Minibeast Hunt

by The Wildlife Trusts on 17 Jun, 2021
At the just-past halfway point of this year's 30 Days Wild, The Wildlife Trust highlights...

Secrets of the Water Vole

by Kelly Hollings on 10 Jun, 2021
Kelly Hollings, Restoring Ratty Project Officer for Northumberland Wildlife Trust, explores the...

International Dawn Chorus Day 2021

by Robert Morgan on 29 Apr, 2021
Robert Morgan, NWT Reserves Officer, celebrates International Dawn Chorus Day by exploring the...

The Humble House Sparrow

by Tom Hibbert on 15 Apr, 2021
Tom Hibbert, birdwatcher and content officer for The Wildlife Trusts, takes a closer look at one...

Identifying diving ducks

by The Wildlife Trusts on 11 Jan, 2021
What are diving ducks? Ducks can be split into two broad groups: dabblers and divers. '...
1 Page 1 of 8  / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 ...

Brett's Wood: nature is nearer than you think

Duration: 3 mins 55
In Norfolk, nature is always nearer than you think. In the latest in our series, NWT Ambassador...

Take the Lead

Duration: 2 mins 7 seconds
At Norfolk Wildlife Trust we love dogs, but on our nature reserves wildlife is our priority. Dogs...

Sydney Long Medal awarded to county fungi recorder

Duration: 6 mins 10 seconds
Norfolk's most prestigious award for naturalists, the Sydney Long Memorial Medal has been...

Help us create a bigger, better Brecks for wildlife

Duration: 10 minutes
Since its earliest days Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been proactive in protecting the Brecks and...

Tipping the Balance

Duration: 10:28
Two of the largest Broads in Norfolk have had their underwater ecology ‘manipulated&rsquo...

Conservation Grazing: Sheep

Duration: 03:12
Livestock grazing is one of the most important tools we have for managing our nature reserves. In...

Leave a legacy for Norfolk's wildlife

Duration: 01:25
NWT Wildlife Ambassador, Nick Acheson on leaving a legacy for wildlife. A gift to Norfolk...

Cley Marshes

Duration: 10:16
In the final part we visit the Cley to Salthouse Living Landscape and learn how the Wildlife...