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.
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
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…
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
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
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
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.
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
This website has been developed to support and inform local residents about local wildlife and environmental issues . The site was in part created as a response to the growing village and the ongoing development of housing and the natural pressure that this will put on local wild space and the creatures that live around us. … More First Wild Hethersett post