News and Events

Forthcoming Events:

Wild about the Wensum: A stand at Pensthorpe on Sunday 12th May 2019

Norfolk Bird Fair: A stand at Pensthorpe on Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May 2019

Holme Bird Observatory Moth Day: Saturday 13th July 2019

Hempton Moth Day: Saturday 20th July 2019

Go Wild at Drove: Saturday 3rd August 2019

Local family wildlife day including moth trapping, at Drove Orchards, Thornham, for more details click here. 

On Saturday 3rd August 2019, the Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association will be teaming up with Drove Orchards for ‘Go Wild at Drove’, celebrating local wildlife and offering visitors the chance to get up close and see the amazing variety of birds, insects and plants at Drove Orchards. The Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association, whose base at Holme Bird Observatory lies just to the north west of Drove Orchards beside the coastal footpath between Thornham and Holme next the Sea, will be on site to bring close encounters with birds, moths, butterflies, and caterpillars. Guided walks around the orchards and around the wildlife-rich areas of the farm will take place during the day, and there will be lots of information and activities available at the big barn. This year will include the chance for visitors to be ‘ringed’ and find out some of the amazing journeys made by migrant birds that have visited Drove in recent years. The event will run between 10am and 4pm, taking place in the big barn just behind the farm shop car parking area. There will be indoor and outdoor displays, activities and goody bags for kids, and fun for all the family.

NOA Annual General Meeting: Saturday 31st August 2019

For NOA members, refreshments to follow.

Other News: Full range of NOA Clothing available at the Observatory; fleeces, sweatshirts, poloshirts, winter hats and baseball caps - please ask at the Observatory or call 01485 525406

 Bedstraw Hawk-moth feeding around the Observatory building - Holme Bird Obs © Ray Roche