Jon Cranfield

a trip to norfolk

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Over the 28th Feb to the 1st March I travelled up to Norwich to have a look at the reptile mitigation work which has been undertaken as part of the Broadland Flood Alleviation Project.

Since 2004 the project team have been looking into the abundance and distribution of reptiles in the Norfolk Broads as part of their environmental assessments.

Since 2008 the project have been concentrating on Adders by far the most local species in East Anglia. It is a priority for the project since its listing in the National BAP.

In 2009 three hibernation banks were created in three release areas for adders. The habitat was a microcosm of the adders habitat in the broads.

An area of higher ground (bank) was interspersed with marshy grassland (lowland) and a significant water feature (ditch).

The ditches or linear water bodies have developed really well

created in 2009 this area was for relocating adders in 2010

created in 2009 this area was for relocating adders in 2010

the grassy ditch

the grassy ditch

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