Pantaloon Bee (dasypoda hirtipes) and nest burrows on Red Lodge SSSI in July 2017. Photos by @singinghedgehog The Red Lodge Conservation Group would like to thank Twm Wade from Butterfly Conservation for organising the event, also his colleagues Mervyn Crawford and Rob Parker for their presentation on moths at the Red Lodge Millennium Centre. On […]
Do you walk your dog on Red Lodge Heath? Perhaps you walk across it to the shops, school or Millennium Centre. Visitors to the heath often comment on how fortunate Red Lodge residents are to have such a beautiful wildlife site on their doorstep. Ten years ago, the heath wasn’t such an attractive place. It […]
The Red Lodge Conservation Group is holding their second butterfly walk with Twm Wade of Butterfly Conservation. The event is suitable for families and novices and there will be 2 tours during the day to find and identify butterflies and day-flying moths. Saturday 9 July 10am – 11.30am and 1pm – 2.30pm Location: Red Lodge […]
Over the past year the Conservation Group has held regular work parties, concentrating on maintaining paths, clearing encroaching bracken, scrub and saplings and mowing paths and small areas of grassland. Larger areas were mowed by a contractor in October. The group has commenced work on a long-neglected area near the lorry park which has suffered […]
In preperation for the Big Butterfly Count, come and join local experts Rob Parker and Twm Wade for an informal training session at Red Lodge Heath. Learn how to recognise the characteristic features of butterfly species and how to survey butteflies on your site. Saturday 11 July 10am – 11.30am, 1pm – 2.30pm Participants can […]
In the past year the Conservation Group has held regular work parties, with conservation work entreing a maintenance stage: clearing and mowing paths, clearing encroaching bracken, scrub and saplings. agrant from a councillor’s locality budget was used to purchase and repair tools and equipment for this esential work. The larger areas of grassland were mowed […]
On Tuesday 2 June 2015, 6.30 – 8.30 pm, local expert Ann Sherwood and will be an informal training evening to learn to recognise the characteristic features of Breckland plants, many of which are not found anywhere else in Britain. This event is free to attend, but booking is essential. Contact email@example.com or phone 07780 […]
On Friday 10th April from 10-12, come and discover Red Lodge Heath at a free event with Suffolk Wildlife Trust. More details are available on this Suffolk Wildlife poster (pdf).
In 2010 The Breckland Society released a survey about ‘the archaeological and archival evidence of the managed rabbit warrens of the Norfolk and Suffolk Brecks’. This is the first definitive study of warrening in the Brecks, and provided here with their permission. It includes a section on Red Lodge SSSI (referred to as Freckenham) and […]
Suffolk Wildlife Trust have just confirmed that they will be coming to the heath on June 2nd 2015 to run a Wildflower and Plant Identification Training Session, between 6.30 – 8.30/9pm. More details will be added as they are available.