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.

Working together to protect our beach nesting birds this summer

06 Apr, 2022
Spring is in the air and Norfolk Wildlife Trust is joining with nature conservationists from...

Banned pesticide gets green light

02 Mar, 2022
Tuesday 1 March saw the green light given to use a banned pesticide, contradicting...

Maternity colony for rare bats continues to be under threat from proposed road route

06 Dec, 2021
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is continuing to object to the proposed “Norwich Western Link...

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...
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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...
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Norfolk's Seals: Past, Present and Future

by Katy Ellis on 19 May, 2022
Last year, I had the immense privilege of walking East Anglia's coastline, 300 miles from the...

Put your garden to the test!

by The Wildlife Trusts on 21 Apr, 2022
The Wildlife Trusts' two-minute survey can score your garden and offer ideas to make it even...

Getting Wild About Gardens

by The Wildlife Trusts on 24 Mar, 2022
The buzz of a bee, the sweet scent of honeysuckle, the splash of a frog hopping into a pond, the...

Wooing in the Wild

by The Wildlife Trusts on 24 Feb, 2022
From dressing to impress to strutting your stuff on the dancefloor, there are plenty of...

Mammal Mysteries

by Darren Tansley on 10 Feb, 2022
Have you spotted any mysterious tracks or unexplained droppings? Solve the case with some tips...

How to Identify Owls

by The Wildlife Trusts on 13 Jan, 2022
Owls are some of our most captivating birds. Their love of hunting at dawn, dusk and even in the...

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...
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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...