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.

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...

Government gives badgers a reprieve

05 Mar, 2020
Today the Government set out the next phase of their strategy to combat bovine tuberculosis. The...

Power lines removed at South Walsham Marshes

21 Jan, 2020
Removing overhead power lines and 24 poles that have been standing in South Walsham marshes since...

Friday openings celebrate Winter Wildlife Spectacle

22 Nov, 2019
The refurbished visitor centre at Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Hickling Broad and Marshes...

No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature

03 Oct, 2019
The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The...

UK’s rarest amphibian given a head start

24 Sep, 2019
The UK’s rarest amphibian is taking a huge leap forward thanks to scientists behind a...
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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 – 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...

Norwich Nature Notes

by Roger and Jenny Jones on 21 Apr, 2020
As you will be aware Norfolk Wildlife Trust has had to cancel all events up to 31 July because of...

Incredible insects

by Tom Hibbert on 08 Apr, 2020
Insects are everywhere, often overlooked, but playing vital roles in almost every ecosystem. Meet...

Working from home

by Helen Baczkowska on 23 Mar, 2020
In line with the guidance surrounding the coronavirus, I am, like many of us at Norfolk Wildlife...

Signs of spring at Thorpe Marshes

by Chris Durdin on 27 Feb, 2020
Looking for signs of spring is instinctive as the days lengthen. Perhaps it’s looking for...

Volunteering at the Raptor Roost

by Maya Riches on 11 Feb, 2020
{{image1}}This weekend I volunteered at Hickling for the Wildlife Watch’s Raptor Roost...

Identifying dabbling ducks

by The Wildlife Trusts on 29 Jan, 2020
Winter is a wonderful time to see wildlife, particularly for fans of our feathered friends. As...
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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
Norfolk Wildlife Trust's wildlife evangelist Nick Acheson on leaving a legacy for wildlife...

Cley Marshes

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