Norfolk Biodiversity

A day in the life of an Arboricultural Officer

Ever wondered what an arboriculture officer does? Are you wondering now? Good, cause the following post will give you a bit of an insight. So here’s what happened when myself (an intern at Norfolk … Continue reading

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Fern enough, weeding with weevils!

Azolla is one of the most invasive plants in the UK today. Capable of doubling its size in warm weather, water fern (aka, Azolla filiculoides) can quickly form dense mats of … Continue reading

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Muntjac, a deer problem …

Muntjac deer (Muntiacus reevesi) are one of the oldest known deer species, first appearing 15-35 million years ago. Originating in Asia, they were introduced in the 1900s by John Russell … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Community Biodiversity Awards 2015

Where are Norfolk’s wildlife heroes? The search is on for wildlife heroes working to make a difference for nature and people in local communities. The Community Biodiversity Awards are organised … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mush-room for a new species

You guessed it, a new species of fungus has been found in Norfolk! The Geastrum britannicum, named so as it has only been found in Britain, was discovered by Jonathon Revett, … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A swift response to wildlife needs

Our Natural Environment Team Ecologist Ed Stocker and Principal Planner Neil Campbell at Norfolk County Council have recently been working closely with NPS architect Barry Andrews and The Ecology Consultancy to create … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Invasive advances in understanding evolution

For more than a century, it was believed that the simple sponge was the first creature to evolve. However, DNA studies on the invasive comb jelly, Mnemiopsis leidyi, have revealed … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birdwatching on the Norfolk Coast: Part 2

Following my break in Cley (see part 1 of my bird watching adventure here), I followed the Coast Path, past the Windmill and out into the Cley Marshes. I soon noticed a man … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Birdwatching on the Norfolk Coast: Part 1

I arrived in Blakeney on Saturday morning with: my camera, some binoculars, a pack lunch, and enough clothing on to survive a winter storm (not that I was expecting one, of course). … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Star(t)ling murmurations in Norwich City Centre: where have they come from?

In the last few years, noisy groups of adolescent starlings have become a feature around the Forum in Norwich City centre.  Every evening from mid-summer onwards, 100-200 birds have collected … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

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