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
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
Next Saturday sees the Hethersett Wildlife volunteers meeting at 10.00am to carry out work at the local County Wildlife site, Beckhithe Meadow. Meeting is at the concrete pad at Cedar Grange. The neighbouring field is looking amazing at the moment as the winter seed crop planted by Great Melton Farms for our wild birds is … More August highlights and volunteer weekend
Today saw the first volunteer working party down at Beckhithe Hethersett’s premier County wildlife site. There was a great turnout and after a quick guided tour of the highlights the teams got down to work strimming cutting and fencing. Anne Edwards was on hand to point out the rare and the interesting flora including: Also … More Beckhithe wildlife volunteers
Spring is well in place now and the migrant birds are heading back to the village and singing their hearts out. A walk around the village should reveal the chiff chaff call of the Chiffchaff and fluety tones of the black and if your hearing is up to it the high pitched calls of the … More Local wildlife, highs and lows.
As there has been little posted recently by HEAT here is a little something informative from the Wymondham Nature Group. with a date for your diaries: This was a most excellent talk enjoyed by 87! Here is the report from Jane Hardy. Thanks Jane. 💚🌳🌳 Walk in the Ancient Woods Steve Collin, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s … More A little something from the Neighbours
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