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Brett's Wood

Brett’s Wood is one of NWT’s newest reserves, purchased in 2010 with a donation in memory of Robert Brett.

A decades-old conifer plantation, the site offers an exciting opportunity for woodland restoration. As would be expected, currently the commonest species are conifer-favouring birds such as goldcrest and coal tit, but the site also supports garden warbler, blackcap and willow warbler.
 

Fly agaric
This toadstool looks straight out of a fairy tale with its scarlet, white-spotted cap and is common in Brett’s Wood, being found beneath pine trees, fruiting mainly from September to October. Red certainly means danger in this case: fly agarics are poisonous if eaten.

Access
From Fakenham take the A148 towards Holt, approximately 1km (0.6 miles) after the Green Man Pub near Little Snoring. Entrance is on the left just before a roadside belt of beech trees. Access is on foot from the car park.
 

Spring
Birds - Common buzzard, woodcock, chiffchaff
Mammals - Red, roe and muntjac deer
Plants - Wood sorrel, dogs mercury

Summer
Birds - Common buzzard, willow warbler, garden warbler
Plants - Slender St John's wort, yellow pimpernel

Autumn
Plants - Fungi, including fly agaric and bolete

Winter
Birds - Siskin, common buzzard, goldcrest
Mammals - Brown hare

 

Details

Address

Post code
NR21 0BB
Map reference
OS Landranger 132
Grid reference
TF 969 327
Designation
North Norfolk Living Landscape
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