Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Douglas Smith was just 14 when he followed in his father’s footsteps and started work at a crematorium. He proved himself a good listener in a challenging job – “sympathetic and understanding”, says his son.

Proceeds from a new Norfolk Bird and Wildlife Fair will help preserve the county’s animal-rich wetlands.

All four potential routes for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road Western Link will cause “unnaceptable” damage to vital habitats for animals, plants and birds, wildlife watchdogs have warned.

We all know 2018 had a lot going for it in terms of entertainment.

Beautiful East Anglia offers opportunities to see wildlife all the year round, including during the winter. Here are 12 great places to get close to nature.

Nineteen ways to make the most of 2019 – and enjoy some of the sights and experiences which make the county unique.

Cromer’s Bagot goats are enjoying a change of scenery over the winter after their sterling work this year.

A north Norfolk Christmas market has raised more than £10,000 for charity in its 10th year.

A selection of the region’s most selfless and committed individuals gathered on Wednesday evening at The Halls in Norwich for the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2018.

From the Brecks to the Broads, Norfolk is a county with a natural environment admired throughout the country.

A north Norfolk wildlife centre is hosting a winter festival aimed to inspire discovery and exploration of the area’s coastline.

Sir David Attenborough called it one of the best places to see wildlife in the world.

A mystery illness is killing East Anglia’s hares – sparking a call for the public to report sick animal sightings and help researchers diagnose the disease.

As the leaves turn from green to red and gold, East Anglia’s countryside is full of amazing places to see trees in all their glory. Here are 21 places where you can enjoy all the shades of autumn.

When Joe Harkness began writing a blog about how bird watching helped him manage his mental ill health he had no idea what it would lead to. Ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10 he told Sheena Grant about his forthcoming Bird Therapy book, which has attracted the attention of Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and comedian Bill Bailey.

Celebrations are underway to mark the 40th anniversary of the North Norfolk Local Group of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

A church has been awarded financial support to preserve it for use by its community.

The programme of events for Norfolk’s fourth Walking and Cycling Festival 2018 has been unveiled.

An inaugural festival celebrating art and music is being held against the stunning backdrop of Raynham Hall’s 18th century walled garden.

A rare chance to visit two canal locks usually hidden from public view, a walk packed with heritage and wildlife, and a boat trip are on offer as part of Heritage Open Days events.

The “immense value” of west Norfolk’s trees and woodland is set to be highlighted when a new long-term strategy is rolled out to safeguard them.

Come rain or shine, there are a whole host of thing to do in north Norfolk this bank holiday weekend, here are just ten of our top picks.

Straddling the Norfolk and Suffolk border, The Brecks is one of the most unusual lowland landscapes in the UK and one of its most important areas for wildlife.

A north Norfolk beach welcomed the entire British Isles on its coast as part of an eye-catching initiative to promote the county’s marine life.

A sand drawing competition is to take place on Cromer beach around a huge outline of the British Isles.

Over a third of parents say their children don’t play outside enough. Here are some ideas to coax them out of the house

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been celebrating the amazing nature that the county has on offer by touring some of the 60 wildlife commons as part of the Wildlife in Common project.

The big day has arrived - hundreds of people in South Norfolk will be celebrating everything there is to love about our county.

An award-winning north Norfolk seal protection group are recruiting for more volunteer wardens.

Communities are getting excited as they gear up for the first-ever Norfolk Day.

Guided walks, a minibeast exploration and crafts will be just some of the activities at a celebration of nature.

A conservation champion will mark Norfolk Day by exploring the county’s quirky and unknown nature spots to celebrate .

Vice-president of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, John Snape, picked out his top 10 aspects of life in the picturesque county ahead of the first-ever Norfolk Day.

Commodore Julian Jefferies described Saturday as an ‘historic day for Hickling Broad Sailing Club’ after their joint open day.

What was once a landfill site has been transformed into a wildflower meadow with a thriving wildlife habitat.

A Rackheath company specialising in signs and graphics has taken new premises after a period of growth that has seen it double its workforce.

In his final feature for the EDP, Trevor Heaton reflects on what makes Norfolk different to anywhere else - and reveals the three things he’s learned about the county.

One of Norfolk’s least-known heritage organisations has launched an ambitious plan to put it right at the heart of local life. Trevor Heaton reports.

We may live in the countryside but how can I persuade my children they love nature?

A popular community centre in the heart of an urban area is holding a celebratory Norfolk Day dinner.

The Cley Calling Summer Spirit festival is a long weekend of wildlife and creativity inspired by the north Norfolk coast.

Sailing equipment for children and a new footbridge on the popular Wherryman’s Way are among the projects being funding by an organisation charged with supporting the Norfolk Broads.

While most of the GoGoHares will be hopping into Norwich and Norfolk on Sunday, one early arrival enjoyed a sunny trip out on the Broads before taking up his trail place.

What must visitors see at the Royal Norfolk Show this year? Try show director Mark Nicholas’s top picks for 2018.

In this month’s Wildlife in Common series, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Barry Madden discovers the dramatic lives of the small but beautifully-formed creatures which represent the infrastructure of the natural world: the invertebrates.

A cool summer breeze blows as a group of volunteers gather on a quiet shingle beach on the north Norfolk coast.

There is still time to enter the Norfolk Community Foundation’s photo challenge in celebration community life in Norfolk.

The story of a restored canal will be told in an illustrated talk and visit on May 30.

Wild in Anglia: Nigel Pickover goes in search of one of Norfolk’s greatest nature treasures... the swallowtail butterfly.

Head of People and Wildlife at Norfolk Wildlife Trust, David North, suggests taking a break this June by spending 30 Days Wild.

With events ranging from a classic car show and a food festival, to a mini-beast hunt and a boat cruise along the River Bure, there is something on offer for all tastes in mid-Norfolk this half term. Here are ten of our family-friendly top picks.

A conservation charity is appealing for public donations to help children and families reconnect with nature.

Wildlife in Common: Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Barry Madden explores the wildlife found on Norfolk’s common land in a new monthly series.

It’s lambing season at Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserves. Dave Tallentire, NWT Conservation Grazing Manager, tells us more.

As Norfolk Day approaches, communities are rallying together to celebrate the big day. This week we focus on a new special beer being brewed for the occasion.

A school has opened a woodland learning area it hopes will make its pupils more resourceful and healthy.

Controversial applications to build near to beauty spots in mid Norfolk are set to be considered by Breckland Council’s planning committee.

Entries are open for a new photo competition celebrating community life.

Ginny Seppings, community fundraising officer at Norfolk Wildlife Trust, on a scheme which shows how we can all really make a difference to nature - even at work.

Youngsters were encouraged to connect with nature and get their hands dirty at the launch of a project aimed at countering the dominance of screens and calming busy minds.

The 2018 Outdoors Festival starts on Saturday promising two weeks of amazing events celebrating all that is great about the Norfolk Broads. Here is where to get involved on the opening weekend.

Helen Baczkowska of Norfolk Wildlife Trust reports on the launch of a major new project to celebrate our

nature-packed and historic commons.

Several snakes have been spotted by residents in Sprowston while out and about today (April 18).

A leading conservation charity has joined forces with this summer’s Norfolk Day celebrations.

It’s official - enjoying the nature of Norfolk will make you happy.

An environmental campaign group in King’s Lynn are putting together a special event to celebrate International Earth Day.

If you’re superstitious this Friday the 13th is not a good day. But fear not, we have some suggestions for how to stay lucky, plus some great Norfolk and Suffolk superstitions

Fans of the beautiful Norfolk coast can now see more of it thanks to the publication of a 66-page full colour book ‘Walk with me’.

Make space in your garden to befriend bees. Helen Baczkowska and Rebecca Evans of Norfolk Wildlife Trust show us how.

If you love nature, you’ll love the Norfolk Festival of Nature later this month. Kathy Gill reports.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion at Holme Dunes.

Easter treasure hunts, Norfolk Spring Fling, Alice in Wonderland, outdoor theatre, fireworks and adventures in the countryside. Simon Parkin highlights great ways to keep the kids entertained outdoors over the Easter holidays.

Norfolk’s iconic Swallowtail butterfly at risk from climate change, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

A Norfolk commercial photographer will be showcasing how his career has become his passion during an exhibition in his home county.

Television presenter and naturalist Nick Baker is set to open an annual community event at Pensthorpe Natural Park.

King’s Lynn is well known for its maritime heritage and more. But how often do people think or take notice of the Gaywood River, asks Annabel Hill, Senior Education Officer at Norfolk Wildlife Trust?

David North, of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, reflects on four key species which bring an extra touch of nature magic to local rivers.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust has appointed a new chief executive.

A grant of almost £8,000 will be used to introduce children under the age of five to nature in order to expose them to the natural world at a younger age.

Norfolk and Suffolk are two of the most important bird watching counties in the UK – and there’s plenty to see year-round. Here is our top 10 of places to explore a region brimming with birds.

Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control after a deer was savagely attacked at a nature reserve.

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. And that’s why Norfolk Wildlife Trust has had to take unusual action at one of its reserves, says Jonathan Preston of the charity.

With just days to go before voting closes in the National Park of the Year awards, the Broads has received backing for its nomination from three of the region’s main wildlife organisations.

Heavy snowfall may make you feel like slumping on the sofa with the central heating on, but if you head outdoors there’s plenty to do in Norfolk’s winter wonderland. Simon Parkin offers 10 ways to enjoy this snowy week and beyond.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Wetland birds are counting on us, says Robert Morgan of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Over the past two years, volunteers across Norfolk have been busy recording wildlife on open access land and churchyards as part of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s County Wildlife Action project, writes conservation officer Helen Baczkowska.

Make a nest box, seek dragons and mermaids, watch a Viking ship burn, try competitive puddle jumping, eat pancakes this February half term in Norfolk and Suffolk

Stunning images by wildlife photographers from all over the world are on show at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Cley Marshes visitor centre, in an exhibition featuring some of the winning entries from last year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition.

There’s something worrying going on under the surface of the Broads, as Kevin Hart of Norfolk Wildlife Trust explains.

A member of the public has recorded footage of an otter that appears to be limping along the banks of the River Wensum.

What is it half-term already! Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, Simon Parkin has plenty of ideas of what to do in the great outdoors.

In The Countryside: It may be January, but Pam Taylor gets a tiny glimpse of a new springtime generation.

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