19 Apr 2019
Bat Management at Pensthorpe
Our Reserve Manager Richard looks at how we manage the native species of bat that call Pensthorpe home...
9 Apr 2019
Unwrapping eggs for Easter
For me Easter is about emerging butterflies and other insects, returning migrant birds and new life; be it plant or animal...
5 Apr 2019
Interview with Mike Dilger Part 1
We caught up with Mike Dilger for a chat ahead of his visit to Pensthorpe…
2 Apr 2019
Photography Spring round up
A spring summary of the various courses that Julia Rafferty runs at Pensthorpe.
19 Mar 2019
Spring in the gardens
Our Head Gardener Jonathan discusses what springtime entails at Pensthorpe...
14 Mar 2019
Nature for health & wellbeing
Pensthorpe is a unique and spiritual site and we regularly hear that our visitors felt a connection to something very special and left feeling invigorated and healed in some special way.
6 Mar 2019
“Next Steps” photography course – Macro
Julia Rafferty's group explore the theme of Macro
26 Feb 2019
Pensthorpe Portfolio Development
We are proud to announce, that Michael I’Anson’s panel: ‘Ready, Prep, Grow!’, was awarded 2nd place in the Portfolio section of Competition 12 of the ‘International Garden Photographer of the Year’.
22 Feb 2019
Learning to care
Will the news that the first mammal extinction resulting from climate change has occurred on Bramble Cay, a small island near Papua New Guinea, be a wake-up call for more people to take notice of the plight of our natural world?
1 Feb 2019
World Wetlands Day
Wetlands provide both water and food to us all and help to control flooding and tidal surges yet we still fail to truly appreciate them.
21 Jan 2019
Squirrel Appreciation Day
Everyone loves a red squirrel, adored by people across the country with their russet red furry coat, large ear tufts and twitching tail.
16 Jan 2019
Pledge for Norfolk’s wetlands
Pensthorpe Conservation Trust are pleased to announce that Norfolk Wildlife Trust has been named as the charity beneficiary of the Norfolk Bird & Wildlife Fair.
6 Dec 2018
New Photography Exhibition
A new exhibition by the Portfolio Development Groups and will run until Spring 2019.
17 Nov 2018
Top winter activities with children
Stuck for things to do outside this winter? Look no further than our top 10 ways to engage with children outdoors!
12 Nov 2018
Photographer profile – Bernadette McCarthy
Julia Rafferty runs regular photography courses at workshops here at Pensthorpe. This is the 2nd in the series of Julia's blogs, which spotlight on each of her students.
30 Oct 2018
Photographer profile – Emma Walton
Julia Rafferty finds out more about her students interests and aspirations in the field of photography
18 Oct 2018
Nikki Harley: Corncrake Intern
Nikki Harley, Corncrake Intern 2018 speaks about her time spent at Pensthorpe
9 Oct 2018
Allan Archer: Volunteer
Find out about Allan's passion for inspiring the next generation to love nature.
2 Oct 2018
Winners Workshop Afternoon
Andy Ward spent an afternoon inspiring and teaching students for a winners' workshop.
25 Sep 2018
Winners Workshop Morning
Julia Rafferty spent a morning inspiring and teaching students for a winners' workshop.
27 Jul 2018
Wetland Discovery Area is open!
Our new area has been open a week and is already proving popular.
19 Jun 2018
“Further Steps” photography course – Macro
Julia Rafferty and her students explore macro art
11 Jun 2018
“Getting Started” Weeks 7 & 8 Photography Workshop
Julia Rafferty's group explore the theme of Monochrome
16 May 2018
Wild about the Wensum 2018
Let us know what you thought about our 12th annual Wild about the Wensum event!
23 Apr 2018
“Getting Started” Weeks 5 & 6 Photography Workshop
Julia Rafferty's photography group explore macro photography as a theme.
5 Apr 2018
New bird hide opens!
Areas of the Wensum Valley, which have never been accessible to our visitors, will now be on display thanks to the opening of our new wetland bird hide!
20 Mar 2018
Fakenham Academy Artists
Fakenham Academy have truly embraced the Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow art competition!
9 Mar 2018
“Getting Started” Weeks 3 & 4 Photography Workshop
Julia Rafferty's "Get started" photography group explore Shutter Speed
27 Feb 2018
‘Further steps’ photography course
Julia Rafferty's students explore the theme of "Multiple Viewpoints"
15 Feb 2018
“Getting Started” Weeks 1 & 2 photography workshop
Julia Rafferty's "Get started" photography group explore Depth of Field
6 Feb 2018
‘Further Steps’ photography course – Early Spring
Julia Rafferty's 'Further Steps' students look at the theme of Negative Space.
31 Jan 2018
Hopping mad for hares!
We are the main sponsors for an exciting project taking place in Norwich this summer, all to do with the beautiful native hare.
16 Jan 2018
Redevelopment work has started!
The Conservation Centre is closed for exciting redevelopment to take place!
8 Dec 2017
Autumn Term – Photography Development Blog
Julia Rafferty's students look at the theme of "Contrasts" (Part 2)