Latest News - Jo Artherton

28 Jul 2021

Release of endangered bird species at Sandringham Estate

Aviculture |

A milestone for Pensthorpe Conservation Trust and partners as large scale curlew release takes place at Sandringham Estate on Tuesday 27th July in the presence of HRH Prince of Wales...

6 Jun 2021

Volunteers’ Week 2021

Volunteering |

To celebrate this Volunteers' week we wanted to share a little more about our group of highly committed and enthusiastic individuals...

20 Apr 2021

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

A tribute and look back on the fond memories of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh...

11 Feb 2021

WVBS in lockdown

Birds |

The WVBS have written a blog discussing their latest monitoring activity at Pensthorpe Natural Park...

23 Dec 2020

Our longest serving staff member retires after 35 years

Gardens |

Our longest serving member of staff, Jean Moore first started working here, on the Pensthorpe Estate, approximately 35 years ago, before Pensthorpe Natural Park became the nature reserve it became today...

22 Dec 2020

Introducing the WVBS

Birds |

After recognising the demand for a local birdwatching club, good friends Alwyn Jackson and Ray Gribble set up the Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society in 2003.

9 Oct 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

General |

This World Mental Health Day we have put together a few words and suggestions on how we can all help our mental health...

22 Sep 2020

Red Squirrel Awareness Week

Conservation |

This week is National Red Squirrel Awareness Week. Here at Pensthorpe Natural Park, we work with the East Anglian Red Squirrel Group (EARSG), and have been breeding red squirrels successfully since 1998.

4 Jun 2020

May 2020 – Reserve

Reserve |

Our May update highlights the species sighted, including nesting avocet, lapwing and little ringed plover, along with the growing number of dragonfly and damselfy species spotted.

6 May 2020

Early May 2020 – Reserve

Reserve |

Our team that are still working hard on the reserve, looking after the wildlife, have been taking note of sightings, including the first lapwing chick, marsh harrier and a pair of cuckoo.

22 Apr 2020

April 2020 – Reserve

Reserve |

Our team who are still on site have collectively provided an update on what species have been spotted around the reserve during lockdown, including nesting species and wildlife that is emerging during spring.

19 Feb 2020

National Nest Box Week 2020

This week being National Nest Box Week, we look back on a slightly alternative role that nest boxes play in their purpose...

12 Dec 2019

Professor David Bellamy OBE

A tribute and look back on the fond memories of late Professor David Bellamy OBE...

10 Oct 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

General |

To mark World Mental Health Day we invited a friend of ours, Joe Harkness, to write a blog about his own experiences...

21 May 2019

Red-crowned crane: An endangered species

Conservation |

The majestic red-crowned crane has been categorised as endangered on IUCN’s red-list since 2000...

11 Aug 2017

Ellen Rooney visit

Gardens |

Renowned photographer Ellen Rooney visited our gardens!

22 Jul 2017

Our NEW video is here!

General |

See Pensthorpe as you have NEVER seen it before - larger than life wildlife inspires children and young families to get outdoors and back into nature.

14 Jul 2017

Millennium Garden in full bloom!

Gardens |

Our famous garden is looking at it's best now, so well worth a visit this summer.