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Dersingham Bog nature reserve and Sandringham & Wolferton photography gallery
Dersingham Bog & surrounding area's, Sandringham and Wolferton
Dersingham Bog is near the West Norfolk Villages of Dersingham and Wolferton and is one of the few remaining wilderness areas left in this part of Norfolk which is otherwise dominated by intensive agriculture. The Reserve is part of the Sandringham Royal Estate, Dersingham Bog is open all year round and is free to enter, rare now day's and is run by the Woodland trust click here Bird life seams to be struggling here now and after talking to local land management they seam to have taken some bird life out of balance, to me they have go over the top on the management of the Bog, removing trees if they start to grow and generally keeping it too clean, not letting nature take hold, It's one of the longer walks here, at around 4 miles without touching roads, this is very rare in Norfolk. The forest has some wonderful fungi growing at certain times of the year but this year 2017 there seams to be issues for the fungi, maybe weather has played a role in why it's not growing, too warm I guess.
Wolferton a small village set almost in the forest with a stunning old church Wolferton churchand once the railway for the queen and mainline to Hunstanton, a crying shame as the UK is now crying out for railways.
The Mire’s make-up of wet acid peat makes it ideal conditions for some rare and diverse species of plants such as bog asphodels (Narthecium ossifragum), round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), white beaked sedge (Rhynchospora alba) and cranberry. The Mire also has some rare insects such as the black darter dragonfly (Sympetrum danae) and moths such as the light knot grass (Acronicta menyanthidis). In the dark it is possible to see glowworms. The mire lies on shallow peat and is bordered on one side by a steep escarpment containing large areas of dry heath and woodland which marks the edge of an ancient coastline. The woodland at Dersingham is quite recent and contains Scots pine, oak, sweet chestnut, sycamore and birch. The woodland glades attract birds such as redpoll, crossbill, long-eared owl, tree pipit, woodlark, shelduck, nightjar, and sparrowhawk. More on Dersingham here.
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