Waveney Volunteers for Nature are our newest independent conservation volunteer group, working for wildlife every Monday.
We need working party volunteers to help protect a very special but little-known area for nature – the South Norfolk Claylands. Join us Mondays between 10am – 2pm at various sites across this picturesque and historic landscape to experience the wildlife among its rivers, woods, farmlands, and commons.
Our group can make such a difference, each parcel of land managed for wildlife. Our volunteers help gives a major boost to the biodiversity on a site and contribute to much-needed wildlife corridors. Whether you have half an hour to spare or would like to gain key experience to develop a career in conservation, there are volunteer opportunities in the South Norfolk and North Suffolk Claylands. We will be involved activities from Citizen Science Projects to dredging ponds and everything in between.
If you come and join us you will find a friendly experienced leader provides all the training you need, you can work at your own pace. No experience is necessary, but perhaps you have some conservation skills and experiences that you want to develop or put to good use? If you are over 18 you can join. The range of activities involved means we can all make a valuable contribution, and you do not need to be physically fit to join in. We can find something for everyone.
Activity sessions take place on Monday 10am – 2pm on site.
Please contact Waveney Volunteers for Nature for details of how you can get involved:
Their email: WVfNature@protonmail.com
Their phone number: 07942285074
They can also be found on Facebook: Waveney Volunteers for Nature.
A well as regular working parties the group carries out wildlife surveys, nature walks, training, and workshops. If you have some great ideas, a special skill or expertise you would like to share, please get in touch. If you would like to help with the organisation and administration of the group, we would love to hear from you.
Our core sites’ information (taken from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust website) can be found below. If you would like a free electronic or paper copy (whilst stocks last) of our lovely 4 Commons Walk leaflet (supported by the Lottery Heritage Fund) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Clements Common, Rushall
A site consisting of three small semi-improved, neutral grassland meadows surrounded by tall hedges with mature trees. Ditches with hedges/scrub, some of which are seasonally wet, border the site. Some stretches of the ditches are quite deep. A drainage ditch with scrub crosses the site, west to east.
Langmere Green, Dickleburgh
Relative to its modest proportions of just over a hectare, Langmere Green is an attractive and floristically rich area of common land, consisting mainly of semi-improved neutral grassland and valuable patches verging on unimproved around the common edges. A small stream runs west to east across the northern portion of the site, widening into open water near the centre. A strip of scrub along the southern boundary adds to the diversity of this compact common.
The common is a mosaic of tall herb vegetation, trees, scrub and mown grassy paths on neutral soils and which becomes damper toward the river. A tributary stream of the River Waveney lies to the south, while the River Waveney is to the east.