Upcoming Events

Brandon Country Park Bioblitz, Tuesday 8th August 2017, 10:30-15:00, Brandon Country Park
On the 8th August the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) is teaming with the staff of Brandon Country Park to host a Bioblitz in and around the park grounds. SBIS with its close ties to the Suffolk Naturalists’ Society has enlisted the support of several county experts to lead wildlife walks and to help identify and record as many different species as possible on the day. The provisional programme will see expertise covering the following taxon groups; plants, butterflies, bees and wasps, fungi, aquatic invertebrates, flies, moths and lichens plus many more. The day is open to all - experts or novices - with the chance for you to have a go at biological recording yourself. Join us on the day to help us record as many species as possible. Further information can be found on http://www.brandoncountrypark.org.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/666266980235746/ Start the conversation with #brandonbioblitz

Tubular Water-dropwort & Greater Water-parsnip Workshop , Thursday 13th July 2017, 14:00-16:00, RSPB Cantley Marshes
A short training session with Broads ecologist Jeremy Halls will aim to provide volunteers with an understanding of the ecology, habitat requirements and identification of the Tubular Water-dropwort and Greater Water-parsnip. The workshop will discuss how to monitor these rare species to teach volunteers how to check sites in East Anglia as part of the national PondNet monitoring project. Contact pcase@freshwaterhabitats.org.uk for more information and to book.

Bird after Bird, Friday 14th & 15th July 2017, 18:00-20:00, Groundwork Gallery King’s Lynn
Come and enjoy the opening of Herman de Vries's stony path and then join us to celebrate the opening of the next exhibition 'Bird after Bird'.  The exhibition Bird after Bird features 6 artists, each in their different ways entranced by the fragility of birds, exploring them in life and death. Each of the artists has spent countless hours researching, watching, waiting for the right moments to observe, thinking about their relationships with their subjects. For more information visit  https://www.groundworkgallery.com/exhibitions-forthcoming/

Norfolk Coast Bioblitz, Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd July 2017, 9:30-17:00, Holkham (Lady Anne's Drive) 
2017 will see nature conservation teams coming together to carry out one of the largest nature surveys seen in our region. Over the weekend the National Trust, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Natural England and Holkham Estate supported by the Norfolk Coast Partnership will be coming together and holding a Bioblitz; a race against time to identify and record as many species as possible over the two says, stretching from Holme-Next-The-Sea in the west all the way along the coast to Salthouse in the East, come and get involved! Further details can be found here: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blakeney-national-nature-reserve/features/norfolk-coast-bioblitz-2017

Wild flowers revealed, Sunday 30th July 2017, 11:30-12:30, Marsham and Cawston Heaths
Join Dr. Bob Leaney with the Norfolk Flora Group and NNNS botanists for a midsummer visit to this heathland and woodland complex, formerly a favourite hunting-ground of some of the Victorian botanists. Although some botanical interest was lost when the land was enclosed and afforested, much of value remains. The workshop will look at some of the heathland re-creation work which has been done, and can expect to see Western Gorse, Heath Lousewort, Pill sedge, Bristle-club rush, Heath-grass, Water-purslane and possibly the uncommon Petty Whin. For more information visit http://norfolknaturalists.org.uk/wp/events/

Breckland Flora Art Workshops
Learn to paint and draw Breckland plants with an expert talk and art workshop! Over the past few years the watercolour workshops with the Iceni Botanical Artists have been extremely popular; with colour pencil and graphite tutoring as well as watercolour. Colour pencil drawing and painting materials are provided. Just bring your lunch, a notebook and a mug. No previous experience required!  
Pinelines (Watercolour landscape or Colour Pencil botanical detail) 5th August, 9:30-15:00, Didlington
Booking is essential, please visit http://www.breakingnewground.org.uk/news/breckland-flora-art-workshops-return for more information and to book.