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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 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
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