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Norwich Science Festival

Location: The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norfolk, NR2 1TF Date: 21st and 22nd October 2019 Time: 10am - 4pm Shifting Sands will be representing Back from the Brink with a stall at Norwich Science Festival on 21st October (Zoology day) and 22nd October (Nature day)! The festival is free entry, 10am-4pm, at The Forum, Norwich. We...

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Wormwood Moonshiner Beetle Workshop

Location: St John's Community Centre, Mildenhall, IP28 7NX Date: 10th October Time: 7pm - 10pm   Buglife will be training up volunteers to identify and survey the fantastic Wormwood moonshiner beetle (Amara fusca). This nocturnal rarity is now found only in the Brecks, on one small site. As part of the Shifting Sands project, we...

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Wild About Thetford!

Location: The Kings House, Thetford IP24 2AP Date: 16th August Time: 11am - 2pm   Our Shifting Sands team will have a stall at the Wild About Thetford event - a fantastic free event for families, celebrating the unique wildlife in the Brecks. We'll have games, quizzes & a table of Brecks curiosities! Save the Date:...

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Grey Carpet Moth Survey

Location: West Street, Icklingham Village, IP28 6PU Date: 31st May Time: 10.30am - early afternoon We'll be out surveying one of Shifting Sands target species, the Grey Carpet Moth, with experts from Butterfly Conservation. This event is suitable for people at all skill levels. We're meeting at 10:30 on West Street, Icklingham Village, IP28 6PU....

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Moth Trapping & Dingy Skipper Hunt at Grimes Graves

Location: Grimes Graves, Thetford, IP26 5DE Date: 5th of June Time: 10am - Open moth traps set overnight 11.30am onwards - search for Dingy Skipper and other day flying moths and butterflies Please note - this event is within the grounds of Grimes Graves so English Heritage entry fees apply for non-members. Prices can be...

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Beginners Moth & Butterfly Event

Location: Cavenham Heath NNR near Tuddenham, IP28 6TB Date: 5th of July Time: 9.30am-1pm As part of Back from the Brink's Shifting Sands project, Butterfly Conservation experts are running a hands-on day of moth trapping & butterfly walks at Cavenham Heath! This event is aimed at beginners: hear about local moths & butterflies, learn how...

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Moth Trapping

Location: see below Date: 3rd of July Time: 10am onwards. Join Sharon Hearle from Butterfly Conservation for a moth trap opening at Weeting Heath! Meet at Weeting Heath visitor centre - IP26 4NQ 10am - open moth traps set overnight.11.30am - walk at Cranwich Camp for Forester, and other day flying, moths and butterflies. There...

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Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Location: Weeting Heath Visitor Centre, Brandon, IP26 4NQ Dates & Times:Egg Trail: Fri 19th April – Mon 22nd April, 10am - 4pm - £1.50 Face Painting: Fri 19th April, 10am – 3pm - Free! Join us for some egg-strordinary fun organised by Norfolk Wildlife Trust and supported by Back from the Brink!   Celebrate Easter...

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Help the Brecks

Location: See below Date: 27th Feb Time: See below   We'll be hand-stripping turf at Eriswell Low Warren to promote the growth of rare Brecks plants, e.g. Perennial Knawel, a plant which is found only in the Brecks & nowhere else on earth! A very active event - good chance to do some hands-on conservation...

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The Wormwood Mooshiner

Location: St John's Community Centre, Mildenhall, Suffolk. IP28 7NX Date: 13th Nov Time: 6.45pm - 11pm This workshop is designer to train people in surveying for the Wormwood Moonshiner (Amara fusca), a rare Brecklands beetle which emerges at night to climb up the stems of Field wormwood (Artemisia campestris) and feed on the ripening seed...

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