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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.