AGM 2018 – Chair’s Report

The Red Lodge Conservation Group has held regular work parties throughout the year, with the exception of March, due to snow. Though few in number, the group works hard to manage the habitat, maintain paths, clear vegetation and litter. The group has improved areas of grassland for wild flowers, especially the rare Breckland Thyme. The […]

Red Lodge Heath SSSI needs your help!

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 […]

Guided Butterfly Identification – 9th July

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 […]

AGM 2016 – Chair’s Report

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 […]

An Introduction To Butterfly Identification

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 […]

AGM 2015 – Chair’s Report

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 […]

Introduction to Breckland Flora

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 or phone 07780 […]

Breckland Society – Warrens of the Breckland

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 […]