The Ryburgh Wildlife Group (RWG) was established in 1998 when, through the generosity of the Sennowe Estate, it had the opportunity to establish a small nature reserve [create link to Scrape tab] on pastures and wetland adjoining the river Wensum just outside the village of Great Ryburgh. The establishment of the scrape and hide attracts wildlife and allows viewing of some of the many species of the region.
Since then, the membership of the RWG – which aims to encourage and develop local nature conservation – has increased annually showing a deep and popular local interest in the wildlife enjoyed in and around the village and its conservation. More members are always welcome.
In the intervening years, much has changed in the natural world, not all of it good. We are now in the midst of an ecological emergency. Wildlife is declining across the world, including in the UK and sadly Great Ryburgh is not immune. Similarly, there is a climate emergency. The earth is warming and climate change is causing problems for wildlife and humans alike.
Following the 2020 AGM the RWG Committee therefore decided to expand the Group’s horizons and to broaden its focus to wildlife more generally in the village and the surrounding area, in addition to continuing to look after the scrape. These two strands of activities are managed by the RWG Projects Team and the Reserve Management Team.
If you would like to get involved in any of the RWG’s work, more pairs of hands, as well as brains, are always most welcome.
Comments from members are most welcome in the Members Forum.