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  • Landmark tree lost at Knettishall Heath

    Thursday 26th July, 2012

    Hut hill Knettishall Heath by Steve Aylward

    A dog walker yesterday evening alerted the fire service to a burning tree at Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s Knettishall Heath nature reserve. The tree sat atop an area of the heath called Hut Hill, an ancient bronze age burial mound and a landmark of the site.

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  • A milestone for fen raft spider project

    Monday 9th July, 2012

    The first Raft spider nursery web found at Castle Marshes

    A collaboration between Suffolk and Sussex Wildlife Trusts is helping to save one of Britain’s rarest spiders.

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  • SWT response to Forestry Report

    Wednesday 4th July, 2012

    As the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report is released, Suffolk Wildlife Trust welcomes Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman’s pledge that ‘our forests will stay in public hands’ and broadly welcome the Panel’s recommendations.

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  • Young brother and sister make insect discovery

    Thursday 14th June, 2012

    An insect which hasn’t been found in Suffolk for over a century has been discovered by young brother and sister nature sleuths Odin and Jasmine Thomas, aged 5 and 6 yrs, from Icklingham.

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  • Save Suffolk's Sea

    Friday 8th June, 2012

    Catshark by Tom Ashton

    Suffolk Wildlife Trust launches a campaign to recruit ‘Friends of Marine Conservation Zones’.

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  • Serious concern over DEFRA buzzard research

    Thursday 24th May, 2012

    Buzzard by Amy Lewis

    The Wildlife Trusts are seriously concerned about Government plans to spend up to £375,000 researching ways to keep buzzards from targeting captive-reared pheasants.

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  • Identify your songbird symphony

    Wednesday 2nd May, 2012

    Blue tit by Darin Smith

    As International Dawn Chorus Day (Sunday 6 May) approaches, garden birds are battling it out to be the loudest and proudest in their quest to attract mates and mark territory. Spring is when the dawn chorus is at its peak, generally during the first hour after sunrise.

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  • Water works for Wildlife at Lound Lakes

    Wednesday 25th April, 2012

    Carl Herrington warden at Lound Lakes

    In a new initiative Suffolk Wildlife Trust is taking on the management of Lound Lakes near Lowestoft for the benefit of both wildlife and the community. The work will build on the Trust’s longstanding partnership with Essex & Suffolk Water to manage the 280 acre site and fits in with the organisation’s Broads Living Landscape vision to create a network of valuable wildlife sites within the Suffolk Broads.

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  • Groups gather to host Suffolk’s first outdoor learning conference

    Monday 16th April, 2012

    On Monday 16 April over 70 primary school teachers from all over Suffolk converged on Stratford St Andrew for the county’s first education conference organised by a partnership of groups dedicated to teaching children about ecology and environment.

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  • The sun shines for Knettishall Community Day

    Wednesday 28th March, 2012

    The sun shone on Knettishall Community Day which was organised yesterday by Suffolk Wildlife Trust who have now bought the 434 acre site with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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