A conference that highlighted the varied value of the much-loved Suffolk coast was told that courage was needed in the rejuvenation of resorts that are sometimes thought of as down-at-heel - and ‘pioneering young people’ had to be engaged.
From ancient woolly mammoth teeth to the tell-tale signs of today’s throw-away, consumer-driven society - the things you can find on a beachcombing walk never cease to be thought-provoking. A new venture aims to promote the activity - and help inspire people to take care of the marine environment.
Few British insects are as impressive and distinctive as the stag beetle. The spectacular male, with its huge antler-like jaws, is the UK’s largest and most conspicuous terrestrial beetle, reaching a whopping 75mm in length.
From the mightiest red deer stag to the most microscopic invertebrate, and from the unmissable marsh harriers to the usually overlooked secretive psuedoscorpion, Minsmere positively bristles with biodiversity.
You could say the scale of a Suffolk young people’s project befits the scale of the environmental problem it is highlighting in a most imaginative and creative way - and the word “scale” would be entirely appropriate as the initiative features hundreds of fish.
Suffolk’s tenth annual walking festival has stepped out on a long and winding road that takes it to scores of venues and showcases the county’s acclaimed diversity of outstanding landscapes, wildlife-rich habitats and internationally significant historic features.
Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s vision for a new landscape-scale nature reserve in the north of the county will be seen by millions of television viewers this weekend when the charity’s campaign is featured on the BBC’s popular Countryfile programme.