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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

May 26, 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

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

The 36th Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch has been happening since 1979, hence this year is the 36th. It is a UK-wide bird survey in which everyone is invited to participate. All it involves is spending one hour … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Pup-ular Season

We have all been hoping for a white Christmas and we got one, but maybe not the one you were expecting. As you have probably heard, this is the time of the year … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Three little birds, each by my doorstep”

The nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder and the temptation to stay indoors increases. However, this is no excuse to keep cooped up, since there is … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Norfolk’s having a ‘whale’ of a time!

This month has been an amazing one for whales off the Norfolk coast, with sightings of various species, but of great significance, the long-finned pilot whales and humpback whales both within the last … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Giving willow the chop, a bashing day out!

We arrived in a car park in North Burlingham at 9:30 in the morning to find a large group lurking by the woods. However, this was no ordinary group but … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Have we got the “mussel” to resist invasion?

Beware the Quagga Mussel has arrived on our shores!  On 1st of October 2014, Dr David Aldridge of Cambridge University was alerted by a startling presence in a local river. Quagga … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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