There are more than 300 commons in Norfolk, ranging from tiny fragments to several hectares, such as NWT’s nature reserve at New Buckenham Common
, where the wealth of wildlife includes meadow saxifrage, green winged orchids and great crested newts.
A two year project celebrating Norfolk’s commons and their wildlife and heritage has begun, run by Norfolk Wildlife Trust in partnership with Norfolk County Council and University of East Anglia. It will empower local people to connect with their common land, and ultimately may lead to the creation of new commons in Norfolk.
Wildlife in Common
has been made possible by National Lottery players thanks to £58,800 from the Heritage Fund, with additional support of £7,750 from Essex & Suffolk Water Branch Out fund.