News: Reserve


Volunteers’ Week 2021

Learn more about our super team of volunteers! This week was Volunteers’ week; a week to recognise and appreciate the hard work and contribution carried out by individuals all across the UK; we’re marking this week by celebrating the hard work of our wonderful group of volunteers we currently have as part of our Pensthorpe… Read more »

June 6, 2021


The importance of nettles

Nettles provide a safe habitat for aphids This week our blog has been written by our Seasonal Aviculture Warden, Amy Plows: “Spring has sprung and everywhere you look, including at Pensthorpe, there are nettles popping up in fresh, leafy patches. Whilst many people consider the stinging nettle a weed or an unwanted cause of pain,… Read more »

May 21, 2020


Winter birding in North Norfolk

North Norfolk’s magnetism for migratory birds and what to look out for In many ways North Norfolk in winter is like one enormous arrivals and departures lounge seeing off the last of the summer migrants preparing to depart our shores while a new group of migratory birds are returning for the impending winter. The area… Read more »

December 5, 2019


Bat Management at Pensthorpe

Bats are amazing and certainly not scary! Our Reserve Manager, Richard Spowage, manages our 700 acre reserve for wildlife, including a variety of bat species, and gives us an insight into these nocturnal and fascinating creatures… “Here at Pensthorpe we believe we have ten species of bats, based on work carried out by the Norfolk bat survey, including… Read more »

April 19, 2019


Nature for health & wellbeing

I was recently asked to write a blog for our website covering my thoughts on embracing nature as a tool for healing and wellbeing.  Gracious, I thought – that’s easy! I am always banging on about the feel-good factor gained by being outdoors in nature; but it’s been a bit of a challenge.  In fact,… Read more »

March 14, 2019