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.

Small but significant land purchase re-unites SSSI 

01 Oct, 2020
Two of Norfolk’s finest wet grasslands, which sit either side of the river Wensum, are to...

Can you find these fantastic finches?

31 Aug, 2020
This autumn we'd love you to record sightings of three finches in Norfolk: greenfinch...

Norfolk schools get a taste of rare parsnips

13 Jul, 2020
Four Norfolk schools have helped conservationists introduce a threatened, iconic marshland flower...

New report calls for ambitious pesticide reduction target

10 Jul, 2020
Today The Wildlife Trusts publish a new report ‘Reversing the decline of insects&rsquo...

World Oceans Day call for Highly Protected Marine Areas 

08 Jun, 2020
The Wildlife Trusts call for an ambitious delivery plan for Highly Protected Marine Areas within...

Check before you come to the Norfolk Coast

05 Jun, 2020
Organisations along the Norfolk Coast are working hard to make the area of outstanding natural...

Summer survey to spot insects

01 Jun, 2020
Can you spot the messenger of good tidings, the creature of habit and the gardener’s...

Rare Norfolk birds the focus of up close nest cam 

23 Apr, 2020
Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s solar powered nest cam at NWT Weeting Heath is capturing live...

Countdown starts to the UK’s biggest nature challenge

15 Apr, 2020
The Wildlife Trusts’ are counting down to the start of this year’s 30 Days Wild: June...

New guide encourages us all to take urgent action for insects

08 Apr, 2020
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is launching a new practical pack, Your Guide to Taking Action for Insects...
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Celebrating Norfolk’s Commons

by Nick Acheson
Be part of Norfolk Commons Week: Saturday 6 July to Sunday 14 July Common land is precious...

Reading between the lines

by David North
One of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s smaller and less well known nature reserves can be found...

Hope is the thing with feathers

by Nick Acheson
To work in wildlife conservation is to grieve. Faced by the unrelenting tide of bad news about...

The miracle of spring bird migration

by David North
The tide of life has turned. Spring is on its way and it’s arriving on the wings of a...

Nature’s Valentines

by Ben Garrod
The truth behind love in the animal kingdom With spring just around the corner changes in...

The mid-winter quirk of the calendar

by Nick Acheson
There is a special thrill to watching birds in early January as everything you see is new. On New...

Christmas Quackers

by Nick Acheson
I love ducks. Duck-loving might be said to run in my family. On the day of my aunt’s...

Wild highways

by Helen Baczkowska
Think of hedges as wild highways, busy with traffic, stretching out across our landscape. On the...

The Big Sleep

by Ben Garrod
It is a feeling many, if not all, of us know a little too well; it’s been a long weekend...

Wildlife in Common - Grayling butterfly

by Barry Madden
A medium sized brown butterfly flies up from almost beneath your feet, flutters away from you for...
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In praise of the humble briar

by Robert Morgan on 30 Sep, 2020
The bramble or brier and countless other colloquial names, many of which are now lost to our...

The secret world of fungi

by Norfolk Wildlife Trust on 18 Sep, 2020
What do you think of when you hear the word fungi? For some thoughts might turn to mouth-watering...

White herons: A pleasure to see – a warning to heed

by Robert Morgan on 17 Sep, 2020
When a new acquaintance discovers that I work in wildlife conservation, it normally solicits the...

Norwich Nature Notes – August

by Roger and Jenny Jones on 14 Sep, 2020
Perhaps it is inevitable that these notes should open with a comment on the weather. As July...

Help for hogs

by Helen Baczkowska on 31 Aug, 2020
Late July brought the sad news that the UK’s hedgehogs are now considered to be vulnerable...

The magic of Thompson Common

by Barry Madden on 29 Aug, 2020
Dragonflies are pretty special creatures and pack an awful lot of technology into a small package...

The Great British Snake Off

by Tom Hibbert on 24 Aug, 2020
Snakes are often thought of as exotic creatures to be admired (or avoided) on holidays in hotter...

Norwich Nature Notes – July

by Roger and Jenny Jones on 04 Aug, 2020
Coming in where we left off in Nature Notes 3, with the partial lifting of lockdown, we were free...

Summer in the meadows

by Helen Baczkowska on 28 Jul, 2020
Like many NWT staff, I am still working from home. As I write this, looking out of my window, I...

Search for the emperor

by Barry Madden on 07 Jul, 2020
Ancient woodland is a rare commodity in this 21st Century world. Even then, its existence is more...
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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...