Ways to get involved with the Little Ouse Wildlife Recording Festival 6 Sign up for a free wildlife workshops and walks (booking essential)
June 18th Butterfly identification workshop and field visit with Andy Brazil (Butterfly Conservation). Meet at Thelnetham Village Hall for 10am start Details and booking HERE
June 19th (part 1) Grasses and Sedges identification workshop and field visit with Bob Ellis (Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland). Meet at Thelnetham Village Hall for 9.30am start Details and booking HERE
June 19th (part 2) Non-native species identification and survey training session with Alex Moore da Luz (Stour Valley Project). Meet at Thelnetham Village Hall for 2pm start Details and booking: HERE.
June 20th Guided bird and wildlife walk through the heart of Thetford along the Little Ouse with Su Gough (BTO). Meet at BTO headquarters for 2pm start Details and booking: HERE
June 21st (part 1) Guided walk on habitat management in the Little Ouse river valley with Rachel Riley (Forestry Commission). Meet at St Helen’s Picnic Site for 2pm start Details and booking: HERE
June 21st (part 2) Freshwater bugs: River dipping and Identification with Dan Hoare (Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists Society). Meet at St Helen’s Picnic Site for 6pm start Details and booking: HERE
June 21st (part 3) Non-native species identification and survey training session with Katy Owen (Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative Coordinator). Meet at St Helen’s Picnic Site for 7.30pm Details and booking: HERE
June 22nd Guided walk on habitat and species management around The Nunnery Lakes Reserve (Thetford), along the Little Ouse with Chris Gregory (BTO). Meet at BTO headquarters for 10am start Details and booking: HERE
June 22nd Introduction to flowering plant identification and guided walk around Knettishall heath with Martin Sandford (Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland). Meet at Knettishall Heath main car park for 6pm start Details and booking: HERE
June 23rd Midsummer eve moths, bats and glow-worms with 1st Harling Scouts and experts TBC. Meet at Two Mile Bottom Campsite for 7pm start. More details and confirmation TBC. Details and expression of interest: HERE
June 25th Dragonfly identification workshop and field visit with Adrian Parr (British Dragonfly Society). Meet at Blo'Norton village hall for 10.30am start Details and booking: HERE
Possible Guided walks at Brandon Country Park, Knettishall Heath and Redgrave and Lopham Fen, to be announced at the beginning of June. If you wish to keep up to date with these Little Ouse events and events during 2016 and early 2017 email us at email@example.com
Other ways to get involved with the Little Ouse Wildlife Recording Festival
1 Take the Little Ouse Recording Challenge
who will record the most species during the week? Can you record 100 species and help us reach an overall total of 500 species
Download your recording card and instructions here from the beginning of June: www.nbis.org.uk/littleouse; or pick up during the festival at sites listed at bottom of the page*
2 Take part in the The BIG Little Ouse Bioblitz weekend a team effort to record as many species as possible. Expert help with identification
If you are able to come along and help out with the running of the day, do some recording, or are an expert who can help with ID or leading a walk, please complete our doodle poll, you can also offer your help for our other bioblitzes this year in the same doodle poll
3 Non-native Species Survey of the Little Ouse Get out your kayak or canoe (or walk along the riverbank) and help us spot non-native wildlife along the river. We need as many people as possible to sign upto take on a section of the river to survey during this week. You can sign up HERE. View the river sections HERE. To learn how to identify non-native species and how to survey and sign up, come along to one of our free training sessions listed under 6. Download your recording card from the beginning of June: www.nbis.org.uk/littleouse*
4 Take a Brecks Wildwalk along or around the Little Ouse River and record the wildlife you see For more information see our Brecks Wildwalks website 5 Help out with setting up trail camera traps for otters and other wildlife and reviewing the footage. More info soon... More information on this and all the other activities will be available on the website and via our email list - if you wish to keep up to date with these Little Ouse events and events during 2016 and early 2017 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam NealBiodiversity Officer (Information). Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service c/o Community and Environmental Services. Norfolk County Council 6th Floor, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich. NR1 2SG Tel: 01603 638027.
******************************************* Webpage: http://www.nbis.org.uk
Waveney Barn Owl project new arrivals!
Welcome to the River Waveney Trust
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. The Trust has just secured a £10,000 grant for restoration work at the Frenze Beck wildlife site in Diss! A huge "thank you" to everyone who shopped at Tesco Diss and popped their token in our box.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.
The River Waveney Trust is a charity formed from the River Waveney Association founded in March 2012. We are part of the national Rivers Trust movement. We have 5 local groups in Diss, Harleston, Bungay, Beccles and Lowestoft/Oulton Broad. Members are welcome to join their local group who deliver projects, run working parties and social events.
This website gives news of the people, organisations, plans and activities that are engaged with our exciting and fast-growing Trust.
The Trust and its members care for the river, its ecology, water quality and environment guided by our local Catchment Plan. We place a big emphasis on education and working with our local communities. The Trust has long term partnerships with the statutory bodies which have a responsibility for the river.
The Trust has a magnificent headquarters at the River Waveney Study Centre at Earsham (the old Otter Trust). Here we deliver courses and educational events. The Centre is open for hiring and is used widely by local groups, environmental organisations and runs events for farmers, students and all involved in the catchment.
You are invited to join the Trust via the "Join Group" button on this website. There is a modest annual subscription donation of £7.50 on which we claim GiftAid. In return for joining you will be kept in touch with all that matters on the Waveney.
Please browse this site - we hope you'll find plenty of interest! Any improvements or additions you feel you can contribute, please email us via the link below.
We are very grateful to all the photographers, artists, writers who have given us permissions to use their work on this website.