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
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
After the recent work party down at Beckhithe I thought it might be a good opportunity to see who visited the site after all the noise and people had gone. I set the camera up in the wet meadow near to an area clearly used by the rabbit population and when I returned this is … More When the people have gone
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.
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
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
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.