Fen Management

Crostwick Common, this is a new site for our volunteers and one that many of us had driven past on the North Walsham Road without realising its existence. Our brief from Matt for the site said that “we had been engaged by Norfolk Wildlife Trust to carry out some sensitive management work to maintain the unique wet fen habitat and that the work will involve brush cutting the brambles, grassland vegetation, sedge and the reed bed and then raking off the material to prevent the loss of an important habitat”. Continue reading Fen Management

Fenland, Woodland and Commons

Our volunteers have again been visiting the Fringes of Norwich employing their skills and expertise across different habitats over the past few weeks of September and October. Continue reading Fenland, Woodland and Commons

Finishing Off For Now

Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd November 2018

We returned to the UEA Fen to finish burning the willow scrub we coppiced previously. We were burning on sheets of tin to protect the environment which constrained the size of fire we could build and therefore the amount of material we could burn each day. Continue reading Finishing Off For Now

UEA Fen Management

Thursday 4th & 11th, Friday 5th & 12th October 2018

For our volunteers it is never too late to add to our knowledge and our four days spent recently at the University of East Anglia (UEA) is a good example of this. Over four days we dabbled in Ecology and the Environment, Thermal Dynamics and Water Dynamics. Continue reading UEA Fen Management