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Big skies, a fabulous sandy beach and bird-filled lagoons are just a few of the gems tucked away inside Titchwell's treasure trove of natural delights.
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17 days late to be precise! The first cuckoo was heard at Titchwell on 20 April but there was no sign of cuckooflower, a springtime plant named because it’s flowering time traditionally coincides with the arrival of the first cuckoo and the beginning of spring. It has taken another 17 days before...
17 May 2013
Ray's Rambles: Thank you Mrs Beckett
Despite already reaching his target of 800 species, Ray is continuing to find new flora and fauna to add to his amazing list of finds... Spending a morning with Gillian Beckett, co-author of The Flora of Norfolk , and her husband Ken was a real treat for me. They very soon sorted out the ferns that...
20 Jul 2011
When we were creating the new west bank last summer, the final job was toput down a layer of topsoil to allow the vegetation to regenerate. As part of the process we lightly seeded the banks with a grass mix but we have been pleasantly surprised by the other species that have established themselves....
5 Aug 2011
Mustard so strong it stops your heart!
My name may be Coleman but it is not the mustard variety from Norwich. I’m probably the Irish variety from Sligo. Having driven up the high street of Sligo town passing Coleman’s Laundrette, Coleman’s Paper Shop, Coleman’s Sweet Shop and Coleman’s Supermarket I am pretty...
11 Jul 2011
Another one of the warden’s `nice little jobs`
Being the assistant to our long-standing and much esteemed warden a lot of his `nice little jobs` tend to come my way. This week it was “just go along to the fen meadow and count how many orchids there are”. Now you might think “well that’s not a bad job”. Have you seen...
14 Jun 2013
I feel really sorry for all the folk I've heard recently saying "Not much about, is there?" So there are no rarities at the moment but I've had great fun watching the thousands of 'common' birds we have here. Always worth watching are the knots wheeling over the fresh marsh...
11 Jul 2012
Prehistoric dinosaur plants at Titchwell!
During the age of the dinosaurs an ancient family of plants called horsetails covered the earth growing as large as Oak trees in vast forests. They were an important food source for dinosaurs that would browse the fast growing and resilient plants. Today relatives of the plants grow to a much smaller...
9 Jul 2012
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