With the best of the weather, summer is a fine time to explore our county’s superb wildlife. Along the coast tern and gull colonies are clamorous in early summer. With them are nesting oystercatchers and ringed plovers and, nearby on the wet sand, common seals are pupping. Inland, in reedbeds, dykes and fens at Broadland sites like Upton Broad, Hickling Broad and Barton Broad, early summer is the time for watching the first flush of dragonflies. Wherever the hawker is found there will also most likely be swallowtails on the wing. Later in summer, silver-studded blue butterflies are on the wing at a few heathland sites. 
Common Tern by Dave Kilbey

Questions & advice

Should I feed birds in my garden all year round?
How can we reduce the number of ducks on our village pond?
How can I feed birds and keep rats and squirrels away?
Is it important to keep bird tables and bird feeders clean?
What time of year do swallowtails emerge?
Why have the leaves on horse chestnut trees all gone brown this summer?
How do you tell a natterjack toad from a common toad?
What are the best plants to grow to attract butterflies to my garden?
Do female birds sing?
Should I clean out a bird box?
Will the swallowtail butterfly be affected by rising sea levels?
How long will it take my frogspawn to turn into frogs?
Are solitary bees safe near children?
How do I make my garden better for solitary bees?
How can I tell if the bee home I have made is being used?
How can I attract reptiles to my garden?
Where can I see reptiles in Norfolk?
Are snakes harmful?
What is the flight period of the white admiral butterfly?
What does a comma butterfly look like?
What reptiles can I see in Norfolk?
Where and when can I find silver studded blue butterflies in Norfolk?
What is the difference between an adder a grass snake and a slow worm?
Where have all the birds gone from my garden?
What are the differences between newt species?
What is the difference between a common frog and a common toad?
What is the gestation period of a grass snake?
Do bumblebees die if they sting?
Are toads likely to breed in my pond?