Wild June has brought a few surprises locally for those out getting their vitamin N(nature) into them. The first one would once have been a common bird locally and around the UK. Unfortunately like many other migrants who spend the winter in sub Saharan Africa is heading towards a terminal decline in the UK. Tracy … More Well Spotted.
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
A new year is under way and it starts with all those first of the years. For all bird watchers every sighting of a new bird is a first of the year so even the humble wood pigeon is special for at least 30 seconds. An early January stroll around the village soon produced a … More In with the new…
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