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Summer 2022 Summer 2022
Spring 2022 Spring 2022
Winter 2019 Winter 2019
Autumn 2019 Autumn 2019
Summer 2019 Summer 2019
Spring 2019 Spring 2019
Winter 2018 Winter 2018
Autumn 2018 Autumn 2018
Summer 2018 Summer 2018
Spring 2018 Spring 2018
Winter 2017 Winter 2017
Summer 2017 Summer 2017
Spring 2017 Spring 2017
Autumn 2016 Autumn 2016
Summer 2017 Summer 2017
Spring 2016 Spring 2016
Autumn-Winter 2015 Autumn-Winter 2015
Summer 2015 Summer 2015
Spring 2015 Spring 2015
Autumn 2014 Autumn 2014

 


 

Summer 2022: Monitoring Suffolk’s County Geodiversity Sites (CGS; River Waveney Trust Update; East Bergholt Hedgehog Friendly Village Project; Speak up for wildlife in West Suffolk Local Plan; Creating sustainability in community-based conservation; Hunting the Aliens.

Spring 2022: SBIS news; Surveying our Geological SSSIs; River habitat enhancement work; Urban greening in Felixstowe; Footprints – Conservation Volunteering; Community tree nurseries; Ancient woodland inventory; Roadside Nature Reserve project; A local nature recovery strategy for Suffolk; Sustainable development fund grants; Community nature project grants, Landscape recovery scheme funding; Biffa awards – Partnership grants programme; Events.

Winter 2019: SBIS news; The Pliocene Forest 10 years on; Suffolk Golf Course Wins recognition for its Ecology Work; Improving the Riparian Habitat in the River Gipping Catchment; Suffolk Planning and Biodiversity Group Achievements; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve: Feeding the Soil Project; Local Wildlife Corridors Scheme; SNS conference - Roadside verges; The Yellow Fish Strikes Again; Suffolk Roadside Nature Reserves Update; AONB Network response to wildlife decline and climate crisis.

Autumn 2019: SBIS news; Catchment scale restoration on the River Blyth; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve - an exciting year ahead; Challenges and Choices 2019 consultation; Autumn work party at Sutton; State of Nature Report 2019; Suffolk Roadside Nature Reserves Update; New steps forward for Felixstowe’s Citizen Science Group; SNS Conference: on the Verge of Success; Bees under siege in Suffolk; Green Print Forum Beach Watch event; One man went to mow, Butterfly Conservation; The latest news from SWT’s Carlton Marshes Reserve; C-Side Project Update; Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB - Conservation Work Days; SVEN’s ‘Wild in the Stour Valley’ Family Day.

Summer 2019: SBIS news; SNS Conference - On the Verge of Success; Bugs and Blossoms - an Art-based Approach to Conservation; Lots of Good Terns at RSPB Minsmere; Water Bird Survey in the Stour Estuary; Westleton’s Pebbles Explained; Minsmere Fuel Station; Suffolk’s Roadside Nature Reserves; Water Voles Galore along the Suffolk / Norfolk Border; A Trio of Rare Moths; Suffolk’s sharks, Sea cucumbers and Sand eels Protected; Sandy Stiltball Project - Suffolk Volunteers Needed; Stour Valley Education Network Event; Portal Woodlands Conservation Group; Keeping our Watercourses Clear from Litter and Pollution in Yellow Fish Campaign.

Spring 2019: SBIS news; Riparian Tree Planting in Suffolk; Fen Raft Spider Nursery Counters Needed; Breckland and its Rabbits: Pest or Agricultural Engineer?; Colouring in the Margins; Bookings open for Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Forum 21st June 2019; Grants Available - Dedham Vale AONB; Beachwatch - AONB News; Salt Marsh Citizen Science Opportunity (C-Side Project); New Family Courses from Suffolk Wildlife Trust; Volunteer Damselfly Surveys; Mapping Bird Visits in Felixstowe Gardens; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve Celebrates 4th Birthday; Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers Project; Saproxylic beetle Cyclorhipidion bodoanum new to Britain found at Sotterley Park; Anglian Water and Groundwork celebrated World Oceans Day; Noble Chafer Survey; Waldringfield Village Verges; Slimy Fruited Stonewort Found in Suffolk.

Winter 2018: SBIS news; ‘Only rain down the drain’ in Yellow Fish Campaign; Red Crag renewed; The Great British Beach Clean; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve - Plans for 2019; In the Shadow of Sizewell C - a prime site for Lepidoptera; Suffolk Coast & Heaths and Dedham Vale AONBs and Stour Valley project update; Sandlands Facilitation - Farmer Led groups for Conservation; Save our Suffolk Swifts - Marlborough Road Neighbourhood Swift Project; Suffolk Naturalists’ Society events; UK’s first Tree Charter Day and National Tree Week.

Autumn 2018: SBIS news; Improving in-channel habitat in Stowmarket; Pond skater survey in Felixstowe; Bawdsey Cliff SSSI: Underground Economics; Suffolk Tree Warden Network; UK Habitat Classification; Suffolk AONB Update; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve supports the European Citizen Science Network; An Unexpected Abundance of Red Admirals; Suffolk Otter News; Breckland Society Journal Vol. 2 published; RSPB Lowering Seawall to Protect Suffolk’s only island; Citizen Scientists Needed for Beach Project; Planning in a designated landscape: Guides, Rules and Tools conference; Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Work Parties; Partnership for Biodiversity in Planning - Wildlife Assessment Check; Updating the database for Native Black Poplars (Populus nigra var. betulifolia).

Summer 2018: SBIS news; River Enhancement Projects helping to Conserve Native Black Poplar in Suffolk; Recently Discovered Grey seal behaviour; Great British Beach Clean; Citizen Science Project - Hedgehogs; Big Butterfly Count; Suffolk Hedgerow Survey; Magnificent Meadows Project in the Stour Valley; Pliocene Forest Open Day 2018; Prioritising Nature Conservation Survey; East Suffolk is an Environment Agency Priority Catchment; Bredfield Jubilee Meadow and Orchard; Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project; Horseflies are, on close inspection, rather beautiful; Beach Bonkers; Stour Valley Environment Fund; A conservationists’ bête noire; Learn to survey orchards in Suffolk. 

Spring 2018: SBIS news; Crags and Clays; The Lost Words of Nature return to Suffolk primary schools; ‘Magnificent Meadows’ in the Stour Valley - survey help needed; Suffolk Wildlife Trust professional ecology courses; Helping swifts in the Eye area; The East Country: Almanac Tales of Valley and Shore; People, Ponds and Water Project; Update on plastics - Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB; Fantastic Fenland Bioblitz; Geology Gallery Reimagined; Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Tree Nursery Project; Suffolk Otter News; Suffolk Tree Warden Network relaunched; Norfolk Biodiversity Awards - nominations open; Suffolk AONBs say Thank You to all volunteers; Tiger Hill LNR waxcaps; The Big Garden Birdwatch results; The State of the UK’s Bats.

Winter 2017: SBIS news; Suffolk County Council Ecology Team; Fish Population Survey Report—River Stour (Middle) 2016; Suffolk Otter News; University of Suffolk Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Course; Urban Buzz Ipswich; Two New Records for RSPB Minsmere; Suffolk AONBs Update; Suffolk County Council Indicators; West Stow Toad Barrier Update; Suffolk Birds just published; The Saltmarsh App; Piggyback Pinkgill fungi found at Tiger Hill LNR; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve; SBIS contribution to global research mentioned.

Summer 2017: SBIS news; Hartest Community Orchard; Monitoring Tubular Water-dropwort and Greater Water-parsnip in East Anglia; Join Beach Bonkers this summer; Felixstowe Community Nature reserve Update; ‘Ancient oaks in the English Landscape’ - a review; Return to Bobbitshole; Ambitious 6-county Orchards Project Hits Go; Suffolk AONBs Update; East Suffolk Greenprint Forum supporting local communities; Bats in Churches Partnership Project; Elm - the only host plant for the White-letter Hairstreak; New Grant Fund - Anglian Water Flourishing Environment Fund; Suffolk’s Nature Strategy a County Council Priority for 2017-2021; Snippets from Natural England; Free maps of Greenspaces in Gt Britain; Sudbury Area Wildlife Newsletter; Bures Community clears alien invasive species.

Spring 2017: SBIS news; Ipswich Hedgehog Project; A day at the Pliocene Beach; Nature Natterers; ’Getting the Green Edge’; Water & So Much More at Lound; Orchards East; Blyth Woods Community Woodland; Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project; GeoSuffolk’s phone-friendly website; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve update; Bat Training Days; Carter’s Meadow Community Project; Importance of Suffolk AONBs; Projects - keeping up to date and getting involved; How many of Britain’s wild mammals have you seen?; People’s Trust for Endangered Species; Spreading their Wings; Manifesto for the Green Mind; Swifts in Woodbridge; Ufford Parklands Woods; SWT - Get Ready for 30 days Wild; Help to Record Suffolk’s native black poplar; Farmers in East cultivate hopes for future of Stone-curlews; Appeal for new Nature Reserve in Broads hits £400 k milestone; Biodiversity News Issue 75 published.

Autumn 2016: Outstanding national result for SBIS; Suffolk Biodiversity Project Fund; Wild Boyton; Creation of Suffolk Broads National Nature Reserve; Suffolk Birds 2015 available; More Scattered Orchards and New Pollinator Patches in Suffolk/Essex AONBs; Eastern Region plays key role in record number of Common Cranes; Habitat Enhancements to the Somersham water-course at Bramford; Clearing the North Face at Sutton Knoll; Bags of money; Biodiversity boost for Bridge Wood; Making Ipswich the most hedgehog friendly town in the UK; Red Crag revisited; SBIS Planners’ Update Autumn 2016 published; A visitor from afar; River habitat enhancement project - River Stour at Wiston; Bitterns experiencing a baby boom; Update from the Suffolk AONBs; Suffolk Natural History Journals available online.

Summer 2016: SBIS — Rosemary Leaf Beetle Survey; West Stow Toad Rescue Project; Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve; Sudbury Area Wildlife - New Newsletter; Purdis Heath Update; Mammals on Roads project needs your help; Do you want to help Suffolk’s wading birds?; Ipswich welcomes its first hedgehog officer; Oak Processionary Moth update Natural England; Thetford Forest survey; New App for arable plants; Urban Wildlife — A resource that could change our world; Biodiversity News Summer Issue; Open Day at the Pliocene Forest; Suffolk’s Fab 40 Adventures; What are your priorities?; Growing up Wild; Surveying Minsmere’s Otters; Tree Health News; Wolves, Pantaloons and Parasites; Children more motivated to learn outside; Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership.

Spring 2016: Introducing Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service; Eden Rose Coppice Trust Sudbury; The Species Recovery Trust; Garden Bioblitz June; Breckland Flora Group; Volunteers get the buzz for recording; New Distribution Maps for Suffolk Butterflies; Looking inside the Breckland Stripes; Wake up and Smell the Coffee; Tiger Hill Bioblitz results; Help us build a picture of Wildlife in the Brecks; B-lines Update for Suffolk; A new Charter for Trees, Woods and People; Red Crag Revealed; Suffolk Polecat Survey; Swifts in Woodbridge—please contribute to our 2016 survey; The clean water for life survey; Wild Ipswich Swifts ‘n Sparrows; National Water Vole Monitoring Programme; Spotted a stag beetle? Help save the UK’s largest land beetle by recording your sightings; Clearing the coralline crag; Invasive species survey Little Ouse; Asian Hornets in the News; Beetle Drive (Scarlet Malachite); Exploring schools’ use of natural spaces; Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership.

Autumn/Winter 2015: Fen Raft Spiders return to Suffolk; In Breckland with GeoSuffolk; RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch; Suffolk Biological Recording Bursary — FSC Flatford Mill; Suffolk Naturalists’ Society Conference; East Suffolk Catchment Partnership; European Turtle Dove joins the list of species facing global extinction; Enhancing habitats in the River Waveney between Scole and Billingsford; Introducing Felixstowe's Community Nature Reserve; Partnership working to enhance the River Stour at Great Bradley; SBRC Recording Online - Invasive Non-native Species; Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow; Hanging Hill Orchard, Rattlesden; Seawall Biodiversity Handbook; Beachwatch and the Great British Beach Clean; Ipswich Wildlife Network; Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership News.

Summer 2015: Little tern update; Suffolk’s County Wildlife Sites; News from Suffolk Wildlife Trust; Operation Turtle Dove – the return of Titan; Suffolk’s Rare Bryophytes; Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project update; Lapwing success at Minsmere; Rosemary Beetles; Natural England update; New fence at Minsmere leads to successful breeding season; Westleton Common Pit; Ash Dieback – Chalara; Wings over the Brecks; People’s Trust for Endangered Species Orchard Project; SOS Swifts; Keeping non-native invasive species at bay - the importance of good biosecurity; Looking out for invasive species in estuaries – factsheets; Rabbits in the Brecks; Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership News.

Spring 2015: Haverhill SWT Wildlife Group’s Bat Box Project; Information for those working on coastal defences; Little Tern project; Possible new biosecurity measures to combat freshwater invasive non-native species; Construction of new turf ponds at Oulton Marshes increases biodiversity; Water vole survey; Suffolk wader strategy; Seasearch East marine and brackish water species colonisation project; A tree-mendous day on the Gipping; Swift progress at Worlington; Narrow mouthed whorl snail on the Suffolk coast; Yellow-striped Bear Spider found at Havergate Island; Suffolk Bat Group wins Greenest County Highly Commended Award; Identify and Record Shield Bugs App; Minsmere’s Adder Trail; Scattered Orchard Project in the AONBs; Hedgehog surveys; Site management at Orford Castle Pit CGS; Suffolk Community Barn Owl Project—Report for 2014; New research provides farmers with techniques to help turtle dove recovery; The Suffolk Swift Survey; Get online recording with Suffolk BRO; New community Challenge fund for groups making a difference for wildlife; Defending the Directives - urgent help needed to protect Suffolk’s most precious sites; Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership News.

Autumn/Winter 2014: Castle Manor Academy Orchard Restoration Project; A Facelift for North Warren; CAP reform – all change on the farming front; A Grand Stag Do; Site management at Westleton Heath Pit CGS; CMSi – An international system for managing sites for conservation; A Popular Crake; Breathing life into the River Brett; Suffolk’s Nature Strategy; NOMS Award for 2013: national winners HMP & YOI Hollesley Bay; RSPB in the Brecks; River enhancements in north and south Suffolk; The Great British Beach Clean – another ‘Outstanding’ success in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB; Suffolk FWAG Farm Conservation Award; Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership News.


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