There are more than 300 registered 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.
In 2018 a two year project celebrating Norfolk’s commons, their wildlife and heritage began, run by Norfolk Wildlife Trust in partnership with Norfolk County Council and University of East Anglia. It looked to empower local people to connect with their common land.
Wildlife in Common was 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.