About the group

NEXT EVENT – 13th October – Talk: From Field & Fen – view the events page for details.

Memberships can be  applied for by completing a Membership Form and returning it with appropriate payment either at an event or by post. Thank you!

The South Yare Wildlife Group grew out of the Rockland Wildlife Group. In 2011, it has expanded to include the area of Norfolk immediately to the south east of Norwich bounded by the River Yare to the north and east, the River Chet to the south and River Tas to the west.

The group has the following objectives:

1. To promote for the benefit of the public the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the South Yare area.

2. To advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the South Yare area.

It pursues these through a range of activities such as:

  • Regular meetings
  • Walks
  • Social events
  • Active conservation work
  • Working with local stakeholders
  • Recording and surveying
  • Educational events

On this site you can:

If you want to join the group, please download and complete a Membership Form, and return it with appropriate payment (details contained in the form).

We are a member of the TCV Community Network and are grateful for the support of our funders, The East of England Co-operative Society and The Chestnut Fund.


To find out more about the group please contact us via southyarewildlife@gmail.com

4 responses to “About the group

  1. bob

    saturday morning looking over the fence into the farmer field i saw a woodcock.for the first time.

  2. Norman

    This has been the best winter for bird sightings since moving to Loddon six years ago. I walk the path alongside the River Chet most days and have seen some species for the first time, no doubt pushed in by the cold weather in early Feb. The first time (for me) list is Dunlin-Goosander-Ruff-Bittern(2)-Goldeneye-Woodcock-Meadow Pipit. When coupled with huge numbers of Teal and Widgeon, plus good numbers of Pintail-Gadwall-Redshank-Black Tailed Godwits-Curlew and some Pochard-Tufted thrown in, it actually makes winter bearable.
    Going over to Buckenham and seeing a couple of thousand Golden Plover swirling around and getting some photos that do justice to them, was a good day. Standing under the Starlings at Strumpshaw in near darkness, as around 2/3 thousand (estimate) flew patterns overhead another good day.
    Just love winter!

  3. Norman Wyatt

    Just want to say how much we enjoyed the talk at the Jubilee Hall on garden birds. Certainly wasn’t expecting such a big turn out. Only thing to do now is join the SYWG.

    Norman & Katrina Wyatt

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