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October 14, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Shapwick Reserve Welcomes return of Volunteers!

Shapwick Reserve Welcomes return of Volunteers! Simon Beard updates us on recent volunteer activity at Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve... After almost two years of large group 'volunteer silence' due to Covid, it was lovely to see a good turnout at the end of…
October 14, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

Christmas Opening Hours at Sculthorpe Moor If you are planning on visiting Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve over the 2021 festive period please note that as with any other year opening hours vary during this time. Christmas Opening Times: December 2021 24th /…
October 12, 2021
Latest News Laura Wharton

Sculthorpe Reserve Update: Work Continues on New Wetlands Area

Work continues at Sculthorpe on the new wetlands area of the reserve. This new area is currently not open to the public, but we are delighted to report that the area is already providing habitat and feeding grounds for a number of species. We have already…

Sculthorpe Woodland Sprites

Sep 28, 2021 534
Sculthorpe Woodland Sprites Connecting children with nature In between lockdowns last…

We are recruiting

Sep 17, 2021 703
Due to the pending retirement of our Membership Officer we are now recruiting for a new…

Conservation Grazing at West Raynham Church Ruins

Throughout Autumn a flock of Shetland Sheep from Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve will be grazing in the churchyard at West Raynham.

After a short journey from the Sculthorpe, the sheep were released onto the site on 23 September 2021. Local volunteers were invited to a training session from Katherine Hewkin, Trainee Assistant Warden at Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve, on caring for Sculthorpe's Shetland Sheep, key information of conservation grazing, and a meet and greet of the herd. 

The aim of grazing this flock at West Raynham is to create a natural grassland habitat around the church ruins which will encourage the growth of wildflowers. The result of this will be an increase in insects and other wildlife in the area. This project continues Sculthorpe's work in conservation grazing.

Find out more about Sculthorpe's conservation grazing project:

- Baling Sculthorpe's meadowland for biodiversity:
A video explaining how baling is a crucial method used at Sculthorpe for encouraging a diverse landscape.

- Our Shetland Cows are expecting: 
We have 6 resident Shetland Cattle heifers at our Sculthorpe Moor reserve that do a wonderful job of grazing our wildflower meadows and grassland. These heifers are due in December/January of 2021/22 

- National Meadows Day:
Nigel Middleton discusses Sculthorpe's wildflower meadow and what makes it special


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