Wildlife in the East of England

Our places in the East of England provide homes for lots of different wildlife. Wicken Fen is a haven for insects including 22 different species of dragonfly, Orford Ness is the perfect resting place for birds on migration, and the biggest seal colony in England can be found at Blakeney Point.

Wicken Fen  - Common blue butterfly
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The return of the cuckoo to Wicken

The distinctive call of the cuckoo is said to announce the arrival of spring and Wicken Fen is one of the last strongholds for cuckoos in the country.

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Winter wildlife in the East of England

It may sometimes appear that there's little wildlife to see during the winter months, but in fact there's plenty to see when you know where to look.

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Seven facts you didn't know about little terns

Ajay Tegala, a ranger from our Norfolk Coast team reveals his top seven facts about Little Terns, Britain's smallest seabird.

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Dawn chorus delights in the East of England

Spring has well and truly sprung and those prepared to clamber out of bed early will witness one of nature’s greatest phenomenons, the dawn chorus.

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How to make your own bird box

If you’d like to help the birds in your garden, why not build them a bird box they can call home?

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Spring wildlife in the East of England

For many birdwatchers and wildlife lovers, spring is an exciting time of the year. When will you hear the first sound of a cuckoo or spot the first swallow?

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£1.6 million project to help revive a Norfolk river

Otter sightings are on the rise in the River Gadder at Oxburgh Hall and there's more good news, as we embark on an even bigger restoration project for the River Bure.

Published : 02 Aug 2018

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Butterfly and dragonfly walks in the East of England

Beautiful butterflies and dazzling dragonflies can be seen in abundance across the East of England in the summer months. So why not see how many species you can spot?

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Blakeney Point seals its place in the record books

The final count is in and rangers at Blakeney National Nature Reserve confirm this year’s grey seal pups have broken all previous records, with 2,700 pups born this winter.

Published : 10 Jan 2018

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Autumn wildlife in the East of England

Autumn’s a great time of year to go wildlife spotting. As our conservation work of their habitats continues and the season advances, you’ll see vibrant colours interspersed with the signs of nature all around you.

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Weird and wonderful insects in the East of England

Without insects our lives would be very different, they help keep the balance of nature. Butterflies, dragonflies, bees and beetles, they all help keep the natural world turning and here are some to look out for in the East of England.

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Celebrating National Insect Week in the East

To mark National Insect Week this June, we’re taking flight for a look at just some of the amazing moths, butterflies and dragonflies that can be found fluttering at the places we care for in the East of England.