Norfolk Biodiversity

Rhododendron ponticum – super competitor

Rhododendrons are another genus of flowering plants introduced to Britain by the Victorians in the late 18th Century. Originating in the Mediterranean, they were a popular addition to the parkland … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

A success story

At times, the list of invasive non-native species already established in the UK seems overwhelming, particularly when combined with the daily threat of new arrivals. However, it is important to … Continue reading

February 2, 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

‘Stemming’ the tide of Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed was widely planted in ornamental gardens in the late 18th century, but has spread to almost every part of the UK, dominating countryside and wasteland thousands of miles … Continue reading

January 9, 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

A Christmas Tree-t

‘Cos you’re more beautiful than I have ever seen; I’m gonna take this night (before Christmas), and make it evergreen!’ (Spruced up Westlife quote) Christmas trees: an evergreen, fragrant, festive … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

And if you ever saw him…

We all know Rudolf, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen – well some of us may struggle a little past Dancer! They make up the very core … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 3 Comments

‘Tis the (conference) season  

Seasons greetings. No not Christmas but conference season. Late autumn sees the end of the survey season for many and the start of the biodiversity conference season. The Biodiversity team … Continue reading

December 5, 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

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