The Countryside of Suffolk
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From wartime barges, barns in acres of garden, listed cottages in the countryside to luxury tents in wildlife parks, CoolStays has the most exciting range of accommodation in spectacular yet tranquil locations throughout Suffolk.
More than 50 countryside properties for a break in nature from studios to luxury country houses and quirky shepherds huts. Includes self catering accommodation in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and more...
Suffolk Libraries and Suffolk Wildlife Trust get wild about reading
Suffolk Wildlife Trust and Suffolk Libraries are launching a new partnership project to connect the natural world and the written word and celebrate the different ways authors relate to nature.
China’s leading property developer commits to “Swift-friendly” buildings
From the Birding Beijing website: On 27 June 2019, Mr Pan Shiyi, Chairman of SOHO China, the leading property development and management company in China, met with four student “Beijing Swift Ambassadors” from Beijing schools. In response to their presentations about the Beijing Swift – its lifestyle, its migration, the falling population and what schools […]
HS2 – new Wildlife Trusts report reveals exorbitant cost to nature
A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature.
Winter wildfowl in Suffolk
With Suffolk’s network of rivers, lakes, ponds and marshland, the county is brilliant place for winter ducks and geese. Some of the best reserves to visit to enjoy the sight of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of birds feeding and resting together are Lackford Lakes, near Bury St Edmunds, and Carlton Marshes, near Lowestoft.
Mainstreaming nature-based health services
The West of England Nature Partnership has published a set of actions to mainstream nature-based health services in its area. This includes helping to “professionalise nature-based health services by promoting and supporting the development of standards that build capacity and help legitimise nature-based health services”. In support of the plan, it recently […]
Freshwater Habitats Trust
2019 highlights from the work of the Freshwater Habitats Trust - view the video here > Tags: News
New species of fly discovered at Lackford Lakes
It's not every day that a new species is discovered, so it's extremely exciting that a new stem-boring fly has been found by Graham Moates, a volunteer at Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve, and described by Agromyzidae/Diptera expert and organiser of the National Agromyzidae Recording Scheme, Barry Warrington.
New Year Resolutions for nature
Within living memory, more than half of our wildlife has been lost*. With these staggering figures in mind, and as 2020 approaches, the coming decade is going to be crucial for the natural environment.
River Blyth restoration update
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is working with the Environment Agency to tackle the issues of surface runoff, sedimentation, invasive plant species and habitat degradation in the River Blyth catchment. This two-year, Water Environment Grant-funded project will see seven sites across the catchment restored and work is already underway.
England biodiversity indicators revised
A strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services, biodiversity 2020 indicators: 2019 assessment. In December 2019, this dataset was updated in order to correct errors and reflect new data availability. The revised dataset supersedes the earlier version published on 5 September 2019. This data set provides a detailed statistical update of 24 indicators that give […]
Suffolk Tree Warden Network update
Many of you will have been planting trees given to you by the partnership between Suffolk Tree Warden Network and the Woodland Trust and, in particular, planting as part of the reinstatement of part of Cow Pasture Lane, Mellis. A short account with photos is on the STWN website here > Tags: News
Remembering David Bellamy
Botanist, broadcaster and former President of The Wildlife Trusts, David Bellamy, has died. Julian Roughton, Suffolk Wildlife Trust CEO, reflects on the contribution David has made to Suffolk’s wildlife...