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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.


A HUGE THANKYOU - to everyone who came and took part in our big day at Drove Orchards yesterday!

We had a fantastic turn-out and there was lots to see and enjoy. Some highlights included 330 moths of 64 species in two traps set in the reedbeds on the farm:
 Views of Marsh Harriers and Kestrels on the Wildlife Walk, as well as 14 species of butterflies

Some incredible views of captive-bred Death's Head Hawk Moths at the barn

And among the wild moths featured at the event was a petriburgensis Garden Tiger!
Thankyou for making Go Wild at Drove 2019 such a fun day! We hope to see you there in 2020...
Photos by Cat Buck