Wild June has brought a few surprises locally for those out getting their vitamin N(nature) into them. The first one would once have been a common bird locally and around the UK. Unfortunately like many other migrants who spend the winter in sub Saharan Africa is heading towards a terminal decline in the UK. Tracy … More Well Spotted.
Just before lock-down took effect the wild Hethersett volunteers including the junior branch did an amazing job of pond clearing. Since then we have been able to carry out some daily exercise and pop down to Beckhithe check on the handiwork. First the frogs took up residence along with newts, dragonflies and a host of … More Lock down Highlights and Night Life
With people getting local ‘essential’ daily exercise there are more queries coming to the editors than ever about where to walk and what to look out for, so thought it would be useful to signpost some of the links that are available and map out some permissive paths which have been made available through the … More Hethersett Walks
After a recent visit to some of the small ponds around Hethersett by Andy Hind including the small one at Beckhithe I set out to do some prudent trimming before the birds started to do any serious nesting and following guidance by Andy to cut back some of the willow tree at the Pond edge. … More Trip to Beckhithe
The results of the bird ringing by Bio department at UEA were interesting. The numbert of birds ringed gave information we did not previously hold. A species is seen visiting the feeders. Is a bird making frequent visits to the feeder – or are there lots of birds feeding? The ringing showed that LOTS OF […] … More Birds at the feeders — Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife. Hopefully coming soon to Beckhithe now we have feeders up and ringing planned for the spring.
To the East and west of Hethersett are large lakes and they attract a wide variety of wildlife and one of the best ways of seeing these is too sit quietly and watch for a while or, take a short cut and put out a camera trap. One animal that can be often seen much … More Tales from the riverbank
A new year is under way and it starts with all those first of the years. For all bird watchers every sighting of a new bird is a first of the year so even the humble wood pigeon is special for at least 30 seconds. An early January stroll around the village soon produced a … More In with the new…
Just over a year ago I wondered over the bounty of life supported by a winter seed crop at Cedar Grange just to the west of the village (Click here for link). Farmers are often taken for granted by the rest of us who don’t think twice about Tesco’s shelves being fully stocked and even … More Nature Friendly Farming
The Fungi provided a fabulous display this year with the wet, warm weather. The display is past its zenith but many species can still be found loitering around tree stumps and in leaf litter. Photos of the fungi can be seen online and in the Car Park noticeboard. Despite Owls taking mice and voles for […] … More November – autumn — Ladybelt Country Park Wildlife
Next Sunday 13/09/19 is the next work day at Beckhithe. All welcome as always to make a difference to the local wild life. All the usual stuff to do and usual meet time of 10am at the Concrete pad or just meet us down at Beckhithe. Unfortunately, there have been trespassing theft damage and littering … More September work date