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This is a polite reminder to all our members that our subscription rates have increased from 1st January. If you pay by standing order and have not yet done so, please amend your standing order to the new rate. More details can be found here. We are small charity reliant on the generosity of our supporters through membership subscriptions and donations. Why not become a member. For a minimum of £25 you can get all the benefits of being a member of the NOA. Just click the button on the right below. Or, if you would like to support us with a donation, it is very easy to do through our portal at VirginMoneyGiving. Just click the button on the right to go to our dedicated page. Thank you.


Further to the announcement of a Tier 4 (Stay at home) lockdown in Norfolk, the NOA has closed all hides on its nature reserves. While we would discourage anyone from travelling too far during this crucial time, our reserves themselves will remain open for local visitors and usual charges will apply for non-members. Please follow government advice, and respect social distancing at all times. We will restore access to our facilities as and when government restrictions permit.

We are very grateful for your understanding and support.


Please do come and join us for our joint event with Drove Orchards on Saturday.

This free event will offer two wildlife walks, a tour of the orchard from owner Andrew Jamieson, and a wealth of wildlife information at the big barn behind the farm shop at Drove Orchards.

We will be providing complimentary goody bags for kids.

The event begins at 10am with the first of two wildlife walks, taking in some of the most beautiful wildlife areas on the farm, and (hopefully) involving a ringing demonstration.

The first moth trap will be emptied at 11.15am

The second wildlife walk will take place at 12.30pm

The second moth trap will be emptied at 1.45pm

The orchard walk will take place at 2.30pm

Please bring sensible footwear and with a changeable forecast there will be umbrellas available, but most of all do come along and see that there is much more to Drove Orchards than just its apples!