Pensthorpe Conservation Trust is hosting the second Pensthorpe Bird & Wildlife Fair – showcasing why Norfolk is renowned as ‘the birdwatching capital of Britain’.
The event is a celebration of nature-spotting in Norfolk and will bring together experts in the fields of optic equipment, wildlife-inspired art and crafts, books and wildlife and nature holidays.
April and May are the peak times for spring bird migration so the event provides a weekend for birders to visit and stay in Norfolk, right in the middle of the busy migratory period.
Bill Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe Natural Park comments: “Norfolk is, arguably, one of the greatest areas for birdwatching in the UK, and the north Norfolk coast the best in the country, so it seems fitting for an event celebrating birds and wildlife to be held within the county. We aim to celebrate what’s unique about the birding and nature offering in this special part of the world.”
We have pledged to donate a percentage of the proceeds to enhancing and protecting local wetland areas and selected Norfolk Wildlife Trust to receive the donation on account of its 50 nature reserves covering 4500 hectares across the county.
It is expected that funds raised from the event will be specifically used to develop wetland restoration and care in the Broads National Park, where NWT’s nature reserves include Upton Broad and Marshes, South Walsham, Ranworth Broad and Hickling Broad.
More details regarding this event will be published shortly.