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Creeping Thistle. By David Laurie

Walking round my local patch I’ve come across a lot of Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense) – hardly
surprising since according to my copy of A Flora of Norfolk (1999 version) it was the most frequently
recorded plant in the county.

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The Swallowtails of How Hill. By Emily Leonard

This is not Valley news but I hope you find it interesting.
As most of you know, I have the pleasure of working on The Broads, and have seen
an array of wildlife sightings over the last year. I’ve seen

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Project Owl Boxes

Good news to report on this front. We initially ordered a first tranche of bird box kits in March, and had hoped to enrol a team of members to make and install boxes, Sadly, this coincided with lockdown and our

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Ruddy Shelducks. By Steve Connor

During last year’s Birdfair at Rutland Water in mid-August, to which WVBS had organised a coach
outing, there was a fair bit of interest paid to a Ruddy Shelduck which was present there, with a lot of
photos of it

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Honey Buzzard Survey in 2020 From an email sent by Dawn Balmer BTO

I’m writing to let you know about a national Honey Buzzard Survey that is planned for 2020 and 2021.
This survey is being coordinated by Rob Clements, Steve Roberts and Ken Shaw who have been
working on this species for

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