There has been a buzz of activity around the village of late in a number of ways . The following photo was taken of a local nest box with some non avian inhabitants. The tree bumble bees shown below are one of 24 species of UK bumble bees and there is a handy ID sheet … More A Buzz around the village
The village swifts arrived a couple of days ago and on Saturday morning I met Anne Edwards who had seen them flying up to traditional nesting sites under her eves. They were not the only nesting birds at Anne’s cottage which also housed a broody woodpigeon some house sparrows and her regular and tame blue … More New arrivals and close friends
HEAT announcement Can you spare an hour? Our next Litter Pick will be on Saturday 8 April starting at 10 am from Hethersett Methodist Church Hall, Great Melton Road Hethersett, NR9 3AB lots of local recent wildlife sightings available at https://hethersettbirdingblog.wordpress.com/ including this attractive fellow:
The next meeting of HEAT will be on Wednesday 5 April 2017 starting at 20:00 in the Hethersett Social Club, Queens Road Hethersett. The main topic for discussion will be to finalise details for Open Gardens 2017. Everyone is welcome. Also today a sighting to good to just stick on the sightings string down at … More Reminders and sightings
By Connie Tindale SPRING is officially here even though the nights are still longer than the days and the weather forecast is all doom and gloom. Garden plants take no notice of forecasts and, if not already in bloom, are poking their shoots above ground level. Daffodils, crocus and primroses are already brightening up … More Hethersett Hedgehogs – Spring Awakening.
For those readers who are not on facebook or who have not yet discovered the page of the hard working Hethersett environmental volunteers it is available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/HethersettHEAT/ All the latest dates in the HEAT calendar are already available on the sightings and upcoming events page (click HERE) All future HEAT facebook posts … More Hethersett Environmental Action Team Facebook Page.
Back in November the wild garden was planted and prepared and is now showing signs of being well settled for the spring. The next wild project planned at the time was restoration of the pond dipping pond which had slowly grown into a waterlogged puddle over a decade causing it to look like this: After … More Hethersett Junior – Pond work
Saturday 12th November started dry but soon turned damp which is great weather for new plants to slide into a muddy patch with the least shock when transplanted from their former home. The Junior school had a suitable muddy patch with a few scrubby plants some weeds and some self seeded saplings but not a … More Flowers in the rain – Wild Flower Gardening at Hethersett VC Junior School
Plenty of pipistrelles this evening around the Village so they have made it into the sightings section of the Website. Dont forget to tweet or send in your own sightings and observations Common Pipistrelle Credit: Meneer Zjeroen Flickr via Compfight cc The following is a summary of the summer bat survey results from around the village: … More Some Hethersett bat news
This website has been developed to support and inform local residents about local wildlife and environmental issues . The site was in part created as a response to the growing village and the ongoing development of housing and the natural pressure that this will put on local wild space and the creatures that live around us. … More First Wild Hethersett post