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.

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...

Tune in to wildlife during tough times

02 Apr, 2020
Discover wonderful online nature activities and tune in to wildlife at home this spring &ndash...

Grow a secret garden for butterflies!

12 Mar, 2020
This year’s Wild About Gardens campaign, run jointly by The Wildlife Trusts and Royal...
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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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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...

Corncrake at Thorpe Marshes

by Chris Durdin on 29 Jun, 2020
I don’t get many texts, especially late in the evening, so when I heard a ‘ping&rsquo...

Norwich Nature Notes – June

by Roger and Jenny Jones and Jon Shutes on 23 Jun, 2020
After the rush of spring the last few weeks have seemed much quieter. The nuthatches have gone...

Blyth's reed warbler

by NWT on 12 Jun, 2020
All a flutterA rare guest has made a bit of a stir this spring at NWT Pigneys Wood. A Blyth&...

Norwich Nature Notes – May

by Roger and Jenny Jones on 21 May, 2020
The human race may have been severely affected by coronavirus but wildlife is still out and...

Thorpe Marshes: A refuge in lockdown

by Chris Durdin on 06 May, 2020
It’s a spring we’ll never forget. You can imagine the conversations in years to come:...

Random Acts of Wildness

by Helen Baczkowska on 04 May, 2020
I know I am not the only one to have been seeking solace by watching nature over the past few...

Deciphering the dawn chorus

by Nick Acheson on 30 Apr, 2020
When we look at wildlife, anthropomorphising is commonly discouraged. ‘If you project human...
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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...