Nature and wildlife

Nature watch - orchids

Meadow flowers such as orchids are making an appearance © Jon Powell

Meadow flowers such as orchids are making an appearance

Nature watch - konik foals

Konik ponies can be seen with their young at Wicken Fen © Howard Cooper

Konik ponies can be seen with their young at Wicken Fen

Nature watch - swifts and swallows

Swifts and swallows are busy chasing insects at this time of year © N.E.Wildlife

Swifts and swallows are busy chasing insects at this time of year

Nature watch - butterflies

Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies and dragonflies fluttering by © ©NTPL/Ross Hoddinott

Keep your eyes peeled for butterflies and dragonflies fluttering by

Nature watch - ground nesting birds

Watch where you step on the Norfolk coast © Martin Perrow

Watch where you step on the Norfolk coast

Wildlife viewing

Get close to nature

You can get closer to nature at a number of our places. 

Rare species

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The population of Dartford warblers crashed to a few pairs in the 1960s, since then it has gradually recovered and is doing well at Dunwich Heath.

New arrivals

Orford Ness is an important location for breeding and migrating birds, here are some of the latest new arrivals - avocet chicks.

Wicken Vision

The Wicken Fen Vision is an ambitious project to create a landscape scale nature reserve stretching from Wicken Fen to the edge of Cambridge, creating new habitats for both wildlife and humans.

Future for wildlife

With the RSPB we have embarked on a major project, funded by the European Union and other partners, to secure a sustainable future for wildlife in the Alde-Ore Estuary, which includes Orford Ness.

Managing the coast

The landscape of the Norfolk coast is in a constant state of flux, adapting to the forces of nature shaping this ever changing coastline. Follow the work of the ranger team as they care for the wildlife that call this area home.