Help record Little Ouse wildlife

Help count the flora and fauna spiecies along the Little Ouse

Help count the flora and fauna spiecies along the Little Ouse

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A project to record all the flora and fauna species along the Little Ouse river, and spot alien invaders, will be held this month.

The week-long Little Ouse Wildlife Recording Festival from June 18 to 26 is part of the Brecks Breaking New Ground’s ‘Wildlife Recorders of Tomorrow’ project, run with Norfolk Biological Information Service (NBIS) and is looking for volunteers to record everything they see from the river’s source at Redgrave and Lopham Fen, through Thetford to Brandon Bridge.

A spokesman for Breaking New Ground said: “Recording wildlife is the first step in protecting it and in a landscape as biologically important as the Brecks, it’s not just up to the professionals.”

As well as recording native species they want to know what foreign invaders, such as signal crayfish, are there.

There will also be an all-out effort ‘Bioblitz’ based at Blo’Norton Village Hall from 10am on June 25 to 3pm on June 26.

The festival programme is at www.nbis.org.uk