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
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
Depending on availability of Volunteers the next work day at Beckhithe Meadow will be on one of the last Saturdays this Month. In the mean time Matt Casey has been out identifying the Moths and Butterflies and here are a few he managed to snap. Watch the twitter feed or contact the site to get … More More Wild Wonders from Beckhithe
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.
Anyone who has taken a walk out on the west side of the village can’t help but have noticed a field full of autumn colour. A sunny morning will also bring out several hundred large white butterflies making a quite breath taking scene . The field has been sown specifically to support wildlife and especially … More Great Melton Farms – A gift to Nature
Hethersett is set to gain a meadowland nature reserve thanks to the efforts of the Hethersett Environmental Action Team Stuart Anderson email@example.com 17 October, 2017 – 08:15 The Hethersett Environmental Action Team is negotiating with a landowner to establish a new reserve at a meadowland location which has not yet been revealed. The new reserve … More Today’s EDP heralding the future
Hethersett appears to be doing quite well for hedgehogs and I have bumped into quite a few recently. Connies Hedgehog site is developing nicely and well worth a look at the following link (click here) as are her regular articles in the Hethersett Herald. One key message from the site is to keep Hethersett hedgehog friendly … More Things that go bump in the night.
Dont forget Hethersett Open Gardens 2017 on 9 July. Some photos of one of the gardens to be opened on the day included in this post