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Wildlife in Common - Open Day

Waiting for the crowds to arrive!

The Wildlife in Common event, held on Sustead Common on Sunday 30th September in conjunction with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, didn’t pull in huge crowds but it did provide a number of people from outside the area with an opportunity to see the Common and to get a taste of what Felbeck Trust is doing. The weather was kind – a bit windy and cool but dry all day. As usual, Jane and Carol provided wonderful cakes and constant tea and coffee, while NWT staff Gemma and Lucy set up stall with a display of books and identification guides, as well as an array of old tools, which visitors were invited to identify. One person got them all right!

Both ‘teams’ (the FT tent and the NWT tent) were busy all day carrying out a ‘bio blitz’, listing all forms of wildlife - under the watchful eye of Francis Farrow. By the end of the afternoon the ‘bio blitz’ total had reached over 150 species, but Perry Hampson added a further 16 to the total during his evening moth trapping session – several of those being potentially new for the site. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable and informative day. Thanks go to everyone who worked hard behind the scenes to make it happen.

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